#482 – Basic Project Types in Visual Studio

The first step in creating a new application is typically to use the New Project wizard in Visual Studio.  The wizard creates a new solution with one or more projects containing a minimum set of source code files that represent a project of the desired type.

The more common project types that you might create include:

  • A WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) client application

  • A WPF Ribbon application – a WPF client with a Ribbon control

  • A Console application – an application that sends all output to a console window

  • A class library – a DLL that contains .NET types that an application might make use of

  • A WPF Browser application – a WPF app that can be deployable from a browser

  • A Windows service – an application that runs in the background as a Windows service

  • A WPF custom control library – A DLL containing one or more custom controls deriving from Control


About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

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