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Change the Default Browser in Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer

Posted by avaricesoft on August 4, 2008

Normally when working on a website in Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Web Developer, pressing Ctrl-F5 will open a browser to preview the website.

However, you might want to use a different browser. Or if you are targeting a specific screen resolution, you can also set that.

First, right click a web page in solution explorer and select “Browse with…”


7 Responses to “Change the Default Browser in Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer”

  1. dave morris said

    This does not work for me. I do not see a “Browse with…” option in the right-click menu:

    What am I missing? This is driving me crazy!

  2. Gnaget said

    You might be in debug mode. It was driving me nuts too, until I stopped debugging and boom goes the dynamite, there and behold it was

  3. Eric K said

    I’m using VS2008 and I’m not debugging, and I still don’t see a ‘Browse with…’ option either on the File or the right-click menus.

  4. Alex Miglin said

    Yeah, make sure your not running the application, it was the trick for me also. thanks so much.

  5. Jules said

    I was mildly frustrated with this because I was working with an MVC application, and the Views (which the filename ends in .aspx) do not display the ‘Browse with…’ context menu selection.

    In an MVC app, you have to right-click on Default.aspx, which is the only ‘real’ web page in that solution. The default page displays ‘Browse with…’

  6. Shammi said

    Please let me know….

    I’m using VS web developer 2008, most of the time when I make changers and start debug But changers not view in the web browser it shows another previous screen that I had in the same project…
    What’s wrong need help.. any body..

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