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Project copy - stupid question?

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AWW
Running XP - Visual Studio 2005 - VB
Want to have duplicate projects
- one safe and stable
- other for experimenting
Can't fine easy way to make duplicate project.
Stupid question? or stupid ME?
Thanks.
Aug 17 '08 #1
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On Aug 17, 7:53*pm, AWW <wrote:
Running XP - Visual Studio 2005 - VB
Want to have duplicate projects
- one safe and stable
- other for experimenting
Can't fine easy way to make duplicate project.
Stupid question? or stupid ME?
Thanks.
How about just using some source control like Subversion?

Thanks,

Seth Rowe [MVP]
http://sethrowe.blogspot.com/
Aug 18 '08 #2

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It is as you said, simple use something as Windows Exporer (not the Solution
Explorer) outside visual studio.

Not any problem at all.

Cor

"AWW" schreef in bericht news:8f********************************@4ax.com...
Running XP - Visual Studio 2005 - VB
Want to have duplicate projects
- one safe and stable
- other for experimenting
Can't fine easy way to make duplicate project.
Stupid question? or stupid ME?
Thanks.
Aug 18 '08 #3

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AWW
OK so I am a lazy SOB but
why is there no(?) way to copy AND change the name
instead of copy - change name - copy back - delete temp folder?
Or why does VB 2005 not have Save Project as ...?
Or am I the only person who ever wanted a copy with a
different name in the same folder?
Just curious.

On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 06:13:41 +0200, "Cor Ligthert[MVP]"
<no************@planet.nlwrote:
>It is as you said, simple use something as Windows Exporer (not the Solution
Explorer) outside visual studio.

Not any problem at all.

Cor

"AWW" schreef in bericht news:8f********************************@4ax.com...
>Running XP - Visual Studio 2005 - VB
Want to have duplicate projects
- one safe and stable
- other for experimenting
Can't fine easy way to make duplicate project.
Stupid question? or stupid ME?
Thanks.
Aug 18 '08 #4

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On Aug 18, 8:38 am, AWW <wrote:
OK so I am a lazy SOB but
why is there no(?) way to copy AND change the name
instead of copy - change name - copy back - delete temp folder?
Or why does VB 2005 not have Save Project as ...?
Or am I the only person who ever wanted a copy with a
different name in the same folder?
Just curious.

On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 06:13:41 +0200, "Cor Ligthert[MVP]"

<notmyfirstn...@planet.nlwrote:
It is as you said, simple use something as Windows Exporer (not the Solution
Explorer) outside visual studio.
Not any problem at all.
Cor
"AWW" schreef in berichtnews:8f********************************@4ax .com....
Running XP - Visual Studio 2005 - VB
Want to have duplicate projects
- one safe and stable
- other for experimenting
Can't fine easy way to make duplicate project.
Stupid question? or stupid ME?
Thanks.
When you first save your project in VS 2005, there's "Save All" under
File menu that allows you to define project name and location to save,
after you saved, you can copy and paste the project folder in My
Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects location then rename the copied
folder as you wish to make a exact copy.

HTH,

Onur Güzel
Aug 18 '08 #5

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AWW
On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 22:50:16 -0700 (PDT), kimiraikkonen
<ki*************@gmail.comwrote:
>On Aug 18, 8:38 am, AWW <wrote:
>OK so I am a lazy SOB but
why is there no(?) way to copy AND change the name
instead of copy - change name - copy back - delete temp folder?
Or why does VB 2005 not have Save Project as ...?
Or am I the only person who ever wanted a copy with a
different name in the same folder?
Just curious.

On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 06:13:41 +0200, "Cor Ligthert[MVP]"

<notmyfirstn...@planet.nlwrote:
>It is as you said, simple use something as Windows Exporer (not the Solution
Explorer) outside visual studio.
>Not any problem at all.
>Cor
>"AWW" schreef in berichtnews:8f********************************@4ax .com...
Running XP - Visual Studio 2005 - VB
Want to have duplicate projects
- one safe and stable
- other for experimenting
Can't fine easy way to make duplicate project.
Stupid question? or stupid ME?
Thanks.

When you first save your project in VS 2005, there's "Save All" under
File menu that allows you to define project name and location to save,
after you saved, you can copy and paste the project folder in My
Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects location then rename the copied
folder as you wish to make a exact copy.

HTH,

Onur Güzel
Maybe I don't understand what you say but
I want a copy of the project in same folder with different name.
It would be so easy if I could open the project in VB
and then Save Project as ... using a different name - but can't.
It would also be nice if I could copy to same folder with different
name - but can't. So 4 steps needed for 1 operation (+errors).
Aug 18 '08 #6

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Why should it be there, are most people know Windows Explorer.

Cor

<AWWschreef in bericht news:u7********************************@4ax.com...
OK so I am a lazy SOB but
why is there no(?) way to copy AND change the name
instead of copy - change name - copy back - delete temp folder?
Or why does VB 2005 not have Save Project as ...?
Or am I the only person who ever wanted a copy with a
different name in the same folder?
Just curious.

On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 06:13:41 +0200, "Cor Ligthert[MVP]"
<no************@planet.nlwrote:
>>It is as you said, simple use something as Windows Exporer (not the
Solution
Explorer) outside visual studio.

Not any problem at all.

Cor

"AWW" schreef in bericht
news:8f********************************@4ax.com. ..
>>Running XP - Visual Studio 2005 - VB
Want to have duplicate projects
- one safe and stable
- other for experimenting
Can't fine easy way to make duplicate project.
Stupid question? or stupid ME?
Thanks.

Aug 18 '08 #7

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On Aug 18, 2:18*am, AWW <wrote:
On Sun, 17 Aug 2008 22:50:16 -0700 (PDT), kimiraikkonen

<kimiraikkone...@gmail.comwrote:
On Aug 18, 8:38 am, AWW <wrote:
OK so I am a lazy SOB but
why is there no(?) way to copy AND change the name
instead of copy - change name - copy back - delete temp folder?
Or why does VB 2005 not have Save Project as ...?
Or am I the only person who ever wanted a copy with a
different name in the same folder?
Just curious.
On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 06:13:41 +0200, "Cor Ligthert[MVP]"
<notmyfirstn...@planet.nlwrote:
It is as you said, simple use something as Windows Exporer (not the Solution
Explorer) outside visual studio.
Not any problem at all.
Cor
"AWW" schreef in berichtnews:8f********************************@4ax .com...
Running XP - Visual Studio 2005 - VB
Want to have duplicate projects
- one safe and stable
- other for experimenting
Can't fine easy way to make duplicate project.
Stupid question? or stupid ME?
Thanks.
When you first save your project in VS 2005, there's "Save All" under
File menu that allows you to define project name and location to save,
after you saved, you can copy and paste the project folder in My
Documents\Visual Studio 2005\Projects location then rename the copied
folder as you wish to make a exact copy.
HTH,
Onur Güzel

Maybe I don't understand what you say but
I want a copy of the project in same folder with different name.
It would be so easy if I could open the project in VB
and then Save Project as ... using a different name - but can't.
It would also be nice if I could copy to same folder with different
name - but can't. So 4 steps needed for 1 operation (+errors).
Personally I think it is a horrid idea, especially in a team
environment. It would be incredibly difficult (imo) to merge all the
various projects in their different states into a RC quality project.
A much better way (again imo) is to use source control and just to a
get latest version into a different directory if you need to do a
volatile experiment. Minor changes and development should be done
normally, your source control should do the tracking on stable
versions, not the developer.

Thanks,

Seth Rowe [MVP]
http://sethrowe.blogspot.com/
Aug 18 '08 #8

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I also want to copy a project, but for perhaps different reasons:

As far as I can see Visual Studio only lets you have one project
configuration for one solution configuration, which is a problem. I have
two executables in my solution, one which depends on the DLL version of
a library, that other depends on the static version of that library. The
project for the library is also in my solution.

There seems to be no way (please correct me if I'm wrong, it would make
my like easier) to build the solution once and get all the items I
require (two executables, one dll, one static lib).

It's been recommended to me to copy the library project so that I have
two identical projects, one that builds a dll and one that builds the
static, and then have both in my solution. Horrible way to do things,
but is there a way around it?

Doing a simple copy of the vcproj file does not work, does anyone know
how to copy a project as indicated by the OP?

Thanks,
Tommy.

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Aug 28 '08 #9

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Did you ever find a way to save your project like a save as option? I
have the same problem

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