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Customize VS.NET 2003 Project Paths

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I would like to be able to customize the path structure that VS.NET
2003 creates for projects.

1. I'd like to be able to create a project without VS.NET creating a
folder for that project. I've already created a folder where I want
the project to go, however, VS.NET won't use the existing folder, it
wants to create it's own.

2. I also want to be able to specify my own paths for source, builds,
etc.

bin
src
debug

If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.
Cheers.
Jul 21 '05 #1
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In response to part 1 of your post, yes, in VS.NET 2003, you can customize
the path structure for new projects.

Here's how:
When you click the New Project button (or click File - New Project), and
arrive at the New Project dialog box, you should see a button in the bottom
left entitled "More" with some arrows pointing down. Click More. That will
expand the window for you to view additional options for your project. That
is when you will see a checkbox entitled "Create directory for Solution".
Uncheck that option. Above that is the Browse button. Click that and point
to the folder you've created for your project.

Alternatively, you can set a drfault location for projects by going into
Tools - Options - open the Environment folder - choose Projects and
Solutions, and under Settings you can Browse to set the "Visual Studio
projects location".

Hope someone else can help with your second question, as I'm not sure if you
can specify your own paths for source, builds, etc.

"Chris Kilmer" wrote:
I would like to be able to customize the path structure that VS.NET
2003 creates for projects.

1. I'd like to be able to create a project without VS.NET creating a
folder for that project. I've already created a folder where I want
the project to go, however, VS.NET won't use the existing folder, it
wants to create it's own.

2. I also want to be able to specify my own paths for source, builds,
etc.

bin
src
debug

If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.
Cheers.

Jul 21 '05 #2

P: n/a
That wasn't exactly what I was looking for. When you create a new
project, it creates a new folder named the same as the project. I
wasn't worrying about the solution, as I was adding a new proj to the
solution. However, and I feel like a dork for having missed this, in
the list of available project types, at the very bottom, is an icon
that says "New Project in Existing Folder". DOH! That's exactly what
I was asking for in part 1 of my question. Now, if anyone knows how
to specify the paths that VS.NET 2003 will use for src, debug, obj,
release, I would certainly appreciate it and as an added bonus, would
sing your praise in my head :-)

"SnicoleK" <Sn******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:<43**********************************@microso ft.com>...
In response to part 1 of your post, yes, in VS.NET 2003, you can customize
the path structure for new projects.

Here's how:
When you click the New Project button (or click File - New Project), and
arrive at the New Project dialog box, you should see a button in the bottom
left entitled "More" with some arrows pointing down. Click More. That will
expand the window for you to view additional options for your project. That
is when you will see a checkbox entitled "Create directory for Solution".
Uncheck that option. Above that is the Browse button. Click that and point
to the folder you've created for your project.

Alternatively, you can set a drfault location for projects by going into
Tools - Options - open the Environment folder - choose Projects and
Solutions, and under Settings you can Browse to set the "Visual Studio
projects location".

Hope someone else can help with your second question, as I'm not sure if you
can specify your own paths for source, builds, etc.

"Chris Kilmer" wrote:
I would like to be able to customize the path structure that VS.NET
2003 creates for projects.

1. I'd like to be able to create a project without VS.NET creating a
folder for that project. I've already created a folder where I want
the project to go, however, VS.NET won't use the existing folder, it
wants to create it's own.

2. I also want to be able to specify my own paths for source, builds,
etc.

bin
src
debug

If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.
Cheers.

Jul 21 '05 #3

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AFIK renaming and/or relocating directories such as bin and
others is not supported in 1.1 but is in 2.0 which is currently
very confusing to me in several regards -- every update we
have to learn a new implementation of .NET from scratch.

--
<%= Clinton Gallagher, "Twice the Results -- Half the Cost"
Architectural & e-Business Consulting -- Software Development
NET cs*********@REMOVETHISTEXTmetromilwaukee.com
URL http://www.metromilwaukee.com/clintongallagher/

"Chris Kilmer" <ch***************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:47*************************@posting.google.co m...
That wasn't exactly what I was looking for. When you create a new
project, it creates a new folder named the same as the project. I
wasn't worrying about the solution, as I was adding a new proj to the
solution. However, and I feel like a dork for having missed this, in
the list of available project types, at the very bottom, is an icon
that says "New Project in Existing Folder". DOH! That's exactly what
I was asking for in part 1 of my question. Now, if anyone knows how
to specify the paths that VS.NET 2003 will use for src, debug, obj,
release, I would certainly appreciate it and as an added bonus, would
sing your praise in my head :-)

"SnicoleK" <Sn******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

news:<43**********************************@microso ft.com>...
In response to part 1 of your post, yes, in VS.NET 2003, you can customize the path structure for new projects.

Here's how:
When you click the New Project button (or click File - New Project), and
arrive at the New Project dialog box, you should see a button in the bottom left entitled "More" with some arrows pointing down. Click More. That will expand the window for you to view additional options for your project. That is when you will see a checkbox entitled "Create directory for Solution". Uncheck that option. Above that is the Browse button. Click that and point to the folder you've created for your project.

Alternatively, you can set a drfault location for projects by going into
Tools - Options - open the Environment folder - choose Projects and
Solutions, and under Settings you can Browse to set the "Visual Studio
projects location".

Hope someone else can help with your second question, as I'm not sure if you can specify your own paths for source, builds, etc.

"Chris Kilmer" wrote:
I would like to be able to customize the path structure that VS.NET
2003 creates for projects.

1. I'd like to be able to create a project without VS.NET creating a
folder for that project. I've already created a folder where I want
the project to go, however, VS.NET won't use the existing folder, it
wants to create it's own.

2. I also want to be able to specify my own paths for source, builds,
etc.

bin
src
debug

If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.
Cheers.

Jul 21 '05 #4

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