We start by creating an empty solution (Blank Solution) in Visual Studio. The solutions in Visual Studio combine a group of projects. This opportunity is very convenient, when we want to work on a few projects and switch quickly between them or we want to unite logically a few interconnected projects.
In the current practical exercise, we will use a Blank Solution with a couple of projects to organize the solutions of the tasks from the exercises – every task in a separate project and all of them in a common solution.
- We start Visual Studio
- We create a new Blank Solution: [File] -> [New] -> [Project].
We choose from the dialogue window [Templates] -> [Other Project Types] -> [Visual Studio Solutions] -> [Blank Solution] and we give an appropriate name of the project, for example “Simple-Calculations”:
Now we have created an empty Visual Studio Solution (with 0 projects in it):
The purpose of this blank solution is to add a project per problem from the exercises.