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Making A Copy of a Solution

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I have a solution. I want to clone it to try some different options. Is
there a way to open Solution A, save it as Solution B and then be able to
try some things in Solution B without affecting Solution A?

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Wayne Wengert
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Jul 19 '05 #1
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Hmmm - Do I really want to clone a Project instead of a Solution. I'm
confused on the difference.
"Wayne Wengert" <wa***@wengert.org> wrote in message
news:ev**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I have a solution. I want to clone it to try some different options. Is
there a way to open Solution A, save it as Solution B and then be able to
try some things in Solution B without affecting Solution A?

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Wayne Wengert
wa***@wengert.org

Jul 19 '05 #2

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I think you have two options here:

1. If you have Visual SourceSafe, check the code in before starting your
experimentation and then check it out again to try the different options.

2. Assuming the projects within the solution are all sub-folders of the
solution folder (on the hard disk rather than in the solution explorer) then
you can just make a copy of the solution folder and all its sub-folders
somewhere else on your hard disk and work on it independently from there.

A solution is just a collection of projects. A project is a set of files
that build to create an assembly. So if you have two assemblies in your app
you would normally have two projects in your solution. When you start a new
project from the start page you are actually starting a new solution that
contains one project.

I hope this helps.

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Robert Jarratt
Microsoft
rj******@online.microsoft.com

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"Wayne Wengert" <wa***@wengert.org> wrote in message
news:e8**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Hmmm - Do I really want to clone a Project instead of a Solution. I'm
confused on the difference.
"Wayne Wengert" <wa***@wengert.org> wrote in message
news:ev**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I have a solution. I want to clone it to try some different options. Is
there a way to open Solution A, save it as Solution B and then be able to try some things in Solution B without affecting Solution A?

--
------------------------------------
Wayne Wengert
wa***@wengert.org


Jul 19 '05 #3

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To be honest I have never tried, but what you can do is just create a new
(blank) solution and then add in the copied projects.

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Robert Jarratt
Microsoft
rj******@online.microsoft.com

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
"Wayne Wengert" <wa***@wengert.org> wrote in message
news:e$**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Thanks. That works. I notice I cannot rename the SLN file and a couple of
others. Is there a way to change a solution name so I don't get things mixed up (which I usually do!)

Wayne

"Robert Jarratt [MSFT]" <rj******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:Oa**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
I think you have two options here:

1. If you have Visual SourceSafe, check the code in before starting your
experimentation and then check it out again to try the different options.

2. Assuming the projects within the solution are all sub-folders of the
solution folder (on the hard disk rather than in the solution explorer)

then
you can just make a copy of the solution folder and all its sub-folders
somewhere else on your hard disk and work on it independently from there.
A solution is just a collection of projects. A project is a set of files
that build to create an assembly. So if you have two assemblies in your

app
you would normally have two projects in your solution. When you start a

new
project from the start page you are actually starting a new solution that contains one project.

I hope this helps.

--
Robert Jarratt
Microsoft
rj******@online.microsoft.com

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no

rights.
"Wayne Wengert" <wa***@wengert.org> wrote in message
news:e8**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Hmmm - Do I really want to clone a Project instead of a Solution. I'm
confused on the difference.
"Wayne Wengert" <wa***@wengert.org> wrote in message
news:ev**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> I have a solution. I want to clone it to try some different options. Is > there a way to open Solution A, save it as Solution B and then be

able to
> try some things in Solution B without affecting Solution A?
>
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> ------------------------------------
> Wayne Wengert
> wa***@wengert.org
>
>



Jul 19 '05 #4

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