Visual Studio 2008: Close Start Page on Solution Load

by jrose 7/22/2010 5:24:00 AM

Visual Studio 2010 provides a check box at the bottom of the start page that allows the option to automatically close the start page when a solution is loaded.

However, Visual Studio 2008 does not make it quite as easy.  One solution is to open the Macro Editor (Alt + F11) and add the following code inside of MyMacros -> EnvironmentEvents:

Private Sub SolutionEvents_Opened() Handles SolutionEvents.Opened
    If DTE.ActiveWindow.Caption = "Start Page" Then
        DTE.ActiveWindow.Close()
    End If
End Sub

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