In Visual Studio, to change the Default View from Design View to Source View, or Split view, do the following.

In the menu, go to “Tools” > “Options.” Once in options, select the “HTML Designer” Section.

Next, select your default view of choice, Design View, Source View, or Split view.

Click “OK.” Then restart Visual Studio.

Visual Studio, Setting the Default View

Split View – Horizontal or Vertical

Additionally, you can see in the above image ( Red Arrow →) when in Split View you have the option to Split Horizontally or Vertically.

Summary – Change Default View

  • In the menu click “Tools” > “Options”
  • Click “HTML Designer”
  • Select view of choice
  • Click “OK”
  • Restart Visual studio


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