In Project Manager, click Add Project.
In the Project Manager section, you can create a workspace that will contain your project files. A workspace is like a file system. The workspace contains the resources (files and folders) that are a part of your application projects. A workspace may contain multiple projects. Each project is stored in a default workspace. The workspace stores your projects and other metadata.
Create a workspace
A workspace folder must be a simple folder, to store metadata about the projects. The folder need not be inside the webroot.
You can create a workspace inside/outside wwwroot and add a project inside or outside of that workspace.
If you want to run project files, the project must be inside the webroot.