I still plan to cover the more interesting categories in the Import / Export settings feature, but after a week of it, i wanted to break it up and talk about something new.

Because Visual Studio no longer uses its factory defaults, you have to choose a development environment settings file to get started.  The dialog is called, creatively, the “First Launch dialog,” since it appears the first time Visual Studio is launched.

Here’s the entire dialog again, if it’s been a while since you’ve seen it.

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Choosing any of these settings will do a reset against the factory defaults, so you are in a known state when VS starts.

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