In the new VS2010 UI, the start page has been completely re-written. Part of the changes made were to hide the New Website and Open Website buttons. Basically it went from the old look in VS2008:
To the new look in VS2010:
Of course, ASP.NET website projects are still around and not going away soon. Here’s a very quick way to make them show up on the Start Page again.
That’s it! Now your start page will look like this:
Note: you may get a security warning that the file is not trusted. This is due to downloading it from the scary Internet. From Windows Explorer, you can right-click the file, select Properties, and then select the Unblock button by the bottom:
Hope you find this helpful!
- Jimmy Lewis SDET | Visual Web Developer team