[Mono-list] [MonoDevelop] Native support for VS2005 Projects in Monodevelop

Lluis Sanchez lluis at ximian.com
Mon Jan 8 10:22:10 EST 2007

> > The addin doesn't provide native support for vs2003 projects. I should
> > be checking on the
> > "format version" on the .sln file i guess, and report a summary or
> > something of the errors.
> I see. Well, then we have a weird behaviour in MonoDevelop :) because:
> - VS2003 projects can be imported, but not used.
> - VS2005 projects can be used, but not imported.

Yeah, the current situation is a bit confusing. Here is a proposal that
would simplify it from the user point of view: remove the "Import VS2003
project" option from the File menu, and instead add a new file VS2003
format in the file open dialog. 

When the user tries to open a VS2003 project a warning message box is
shown which says that the project file format is old and needs to be
saved in a new file format (which could be either the native MD format
or VS2005 format). I haven't tried, but I guess that VS2005 would do the
same if you try to open a VS2003 project. 

Maybe it would also be a good idea to split the Open command in two:
Open File and Open Project.

Does it make sense?

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