[MonoDevelop] Visual Studio 2005 Import

Gideon de Swardt gdeswardt1978 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Sep 21 04:56:32 EDT 2006

Hi All

I was also thinking that porting some of the functionality from #Develop
over to do this. One of the features that I really liked was that you can
open your VS.NET solution natively in SharpDevelop.

I am open for any directions or suggestions.

A questions that just jump straight out at me, would be how would current
AddIns integrate with VS.NET 2005 project and solution files?

I know that for instance the WebReference AddIn would have to change to use
the native WebReference xml element for VS.NET projects instead of just
adding ProjectFiles to MD project and hiding it them from the user. In fact
the AddIn would require a separate NodeBuilder for loading WebReferences for
VS.NET 2005 projects.

How would this effect any other AddIns?


-----Original Message-----
From: Lluis Sanchez [mailto:lluis at ximian.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 8:45 PM
To: Gideon de Swardt
Cc: monodevelop-list at lists.ximian.com
Subject: Re: [MonoDevelop] Visual Studio 2005 Import


Several people has requested this feature in the past weeks, although
nobody is actively working on it. 

Rather than implementing an importer, I think the ideal solution is to
implement native support for that file format, so users can open and
work with VS 2005 project files like if they were MD projects.

It should not be difficult to do. AFAIK the .sln format is not much
different from the VS2003 format (for which we already have a parser),
and project files are XML files, easy to process.

If you are interested on working on it, I can give you some directions
about how it could be done.


El mié, 20-09-2006 a las 19:43 +0100, Gideon de Swardt escribió:
> Hi All
> Is anybody currently working on creating support for importing Visual
> Studio 2005 support? 
> I would see this as a pretty big feature for converting current
> Microsoft Developers to Mono and MonoDevelop. If nobody as started
> this effort then I might as well do, or else if somebody already
> started the effort then I might be able to contribute to make it
> happen.
> Gideon
> http://sonskyn-techno.blogspot.com
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