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Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed by Lars Powers, Mike Snell

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Creating a Solution

To create a solution, you first create a project. Because projects can’t be loaded independent of a solution within Visual Studio, creating a project causes a solution to be created at the same time.

Note

There actually is a way to create a blank, or empty, solution without also creating a project. If you expand the Other Project Types node that appears in the Installed Templates list, you will see an option for Visual Studio Solutions. This contains a Blank Solution template. Blank solutions are useful when you are creating a new solution to house a series of already-existing projects; the blank solution obviates the need to worry about extra, unneeded projects being created on disk.

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