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multiple project solution in vs2008

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I know this is a vs issue but nobody seems to answer posts over there...

In VS 2008 I can't seem to get a multiple project solution. If I create a
blank solution and add a project to it, it becomes just a project with not
solution node at the top so I can't "add a project" to the node. If I add a
project from the file menu it becomes that new project. I'm using Vista.

Anyone have a clue?
Thanks,
Gary
Oct 3 '08 #1
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ASP.NET solution?

That is just the way it works with some types of projects. Go File >Add
and add the second project and you will see the solution node show up in the
solution explorer. From then on you can right click to add. I am not sure if
there is a way around this, but if there is I am open ears, as I think it is
a pain having to add project 2 from the file menu.

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"GaryDean" <gd**********@newsgroup.nospamwrote in message
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>I know this is a vs issue but nobody seems to answer posts over there...

In VS 2008 I can't seem to get a multiple project solution. If I create a
blank solution and add a project to it, it becomes just a project with not
solution node at the top so I can't "add a project" to the node. If I add
a project from the file menu it becomes that new project. I'm using
Vista.

Anyone have a clue?
Thanks,
Gary
Oct 3 '08 #2

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That's how vs2005 works but not vs2008 on either of my machines running
Vista and Server2003. If I add a second project, the first one goes away
and I just have the second project. I even tried creating a blank solution
and adding projects: the solution went away. I can't find any way to have a
multiple project solution in vs2008.
Gary

"Cowboy (Gregory A. Beamer)" <No************@comcast.netNoSpamMwrote in
message news:ON**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
ASP.NET solution?

That is just the way it works with some types of projects. Go File >Add
and add the second project and you will see the solution node show up in
the solution explorer. From then on you can right click to add. I am not
sure if there is a way around this, but if there is I am open ears, as I
think it is a pain having to add project 2 from the file menu.

--
Gregory A. Beamer
MVP, MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

Subscribe to my blog
http://feeds.feedburner.com/GregoryBeamer#

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"GaryDean" <gd**********@newsgroup.nospamwrote in message
news:u7**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>I know this is a vs issue but nobody seems to answer posts over there...

In VS 2008 I can't seem to get a multiple project solution. If I create
a blank solution and add a project to it, it becomes just a project with
not solution node at the top so I can't "add a project" to the node. If
I add a project from the file menu it becomes that new project. I'm
using Vista.

Anyone have a clue?
Thanks,
Gary

Oct 3 '08 #3

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"GaryDean" <gd**********@newsgroup.nospamwrote in message
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>>In VS 2008 I can't seem to get a multiple project solution. If I create
a blank solution and add a project to it, it becomes just a project with
not solution node at the top so I can't "add a project" to the node. If
I add a project from the file menu it becomes that new project. I'm
using Vista.

ASP.NET solution?

That is just the way it works with some types of projects. Go File >Add
and add the second project and you will see the solution node show up in
the solution explorer. From then on you can right click to add. I am not
sure if there is a way around this, but if there is I am open ears, as I
think it is a pain having to add project 2 from the file menu.

That's how vs2005 works but not vs2008 on either of my machines running
Vista and Server2003. If I add a second project, the first one goes away
and I just have the second project. I even tried creating a blank
solution and adding projects: the solution went away. I can't find any
way to have a multiple project solution in vs2008.
Tools
Options
Projects and Solutions
General
Always show solution

When selected, the solution and all commands that act on solutions are
always shown in the IDE. When cleared, all projects are created as
stand-alone projects and you do not see the solution in Solution Explorer or
commands that act on solutions in the IDE if the solution contains only one
project.
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http://www.markrae.net

Oct 3 '08 #4

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That is strange. I have never seen it work like that before.

Are you sure you are adding to solution rather than creating a new solution?

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"GaryDean" <gd**********@newsgroup.nospamwrote in message
news:OO****************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
That's how vs2005 works but not vs2008 on either of my machines running
Vista and Server2003. If I add a second project, the first one goes away
and I just have the second project. I even tried creating a blank
solution and adding projects: the solution went away. I can't find any
way to have a multiple project solution in vs2008.
Gary

"Cowboy (Gregory A. Beamer)" <No************@comcast.netNoSpamMwrote in
message news:ON**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>ASP.NET solution?

That is just the way it works with some types of projects. Go File >Add
and add the second project and you will see the solution node show up in
the solution explorer. From then on you can right click to add. I am not
sure if there is a way around this, but if there is I am open ears, as I
think it is a pain having to add project 2 from the file menu.

--
Gregory A. Beamer
MVP, MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

Subscribe to my blog
http://feeds.feedburner.com/GregoryBeamer#

or just read it:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/GregoryBeamer

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"GaryDean" <gd**********@newsgroup.nospamwrote in message
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>>>I know this is a vs issue but nobody seems to answer posts over there...

In VS 2008 I can't seem to get a multiple project solution. If I create
a blank solution and add a project to it, it becomes just a project with
not solution node at the top so I can't "add a project" to the node. If
I add a project from the file menu it becomes that new project. I'm
using Vista.

Anyone have a clue?
Thanks,
Gary

Oct 4 '08 #5

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Oct 6 '08 #6

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"GaryDean" wrote:
I know this is a vs issue but nobody seems to answer posts over there...

In VS 2008 I can't seem to get a multiple project solution. If I create a
blank solution and add a project to it, it becomes just a project with not
solution node at the top so I can't "add a project" to the node. If I add a
project from the file menu it becomes that new project. I'm using Vista.

Anyone have a clue?
Thanks,
Gary
Oct 9 '08 #7

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try
Strumenti->Opzioni and select show always solutions.

"GaryDean" wrote:
I know this is a vs issue but nobody seems to answer posts over there...

In VS 2008 I can't seem to get a multiple project solution. If I create a
blank solution and add a project to it, it becomes just a project with not
solution node at the top so I can't "add a project" to the node. If I add a
project from the file menu it becomes that new project. I'm using Vista.

Anyone have a clue?
Thanks,
Gary
Oct 9 '08 #8

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Try this

Strumenti->Opzioni

select Show always solution.
"GaryDean" wrote:
I know this is a vs issue but nobody seems to answer posts over there...

In VS 2008 I can't seem to get a multiple project solution. If I create a
blank solution and add a project to it, it becomes just a project with not
solution node at the top so I can't "add a project" to the node. If I add a
project from the file menu it becomes that new project. I'm using Vista.

Anyone have a clue?
Thanks,
Gary
Oct 9 '08 #9

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This is the best solution:

Tools--Options -->Projects and Solutions -->General

Check "Always show solution"

I too struggled for a few minutes to locate the solution in solution explorer.

Thanks.

"Regent" wrote:
Try this

Strumenti->Opzioni

select Show always solution.
"GaryDean" wrote:
I know this is a vs issue but nobody seems to answer posts over there...

In VS 2008 I can't seem to get a multiple project solution. If I create a
blank solution and add a project to it, it becomes just a project with not
solution node at the top so I can't "add a project" to the node. If I add a
project from the file menu it becomes that new project. I'm using Vista.

Anyone have a clue?
Thanks,
Gary

Oct 27 '08 #10

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