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Create a new project in Microsoft Visual Studio

Updated: 22 May 2019

This guide explains how to create a new .NET project in Microsoft Visual Studio.

Install Microsoft Visual Studio

Before you start, you need Microsoft Visual Studio development environment. You can purchase a license or get a free Microsoft Visual Studio Community.

When installing, select following workload to be installed:

  • .NET desktop development

Launch Microsoft Visual Studio

  1. Launch Microsoft Visual Studio.

  2. When launching Microsoft Visual Studio for the first time, it asks you to select Developer Settings. Select Visual C#.

  3. Now you can create your first Microsoft Visual Studio coding project.

Create empty .NET application project in Microsoft Visual Studio

  1. Create a new project. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Project.

  2. Fill in the details as shown below in the screenshots about creating Windows Forms App or WPF App

  3. Click OK to create an empty Windows application.

If you can’t find Windows Forms App (.Net Framework) application in the New Project list, you will have to install the .NET desktop development workload. Restart the Microsoft Visual Studio installer and select Modify.