[MonoDevelop] Native support for VS2005 Projects in Monodevelop

Lluis Sanchez lluis at ximian.com
Tue Jan 9 08:03:15 EST 2007

El dl 08 de 01 del 2007 a les 22:54 +0100, en/na "Andrés G. Aragoneses
[ knocte ]" va escriure:
> Lluis Sanchez escribió:
> >>> 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. 
> I like that suggestion.
> > Maybe it would also be a good idea to split the Open command in two:
> > Open File and Open Project.
> Why? That would lead the user to first think what kind of file he wants
> to open, instead of just selecting it and MD acting in a different way
> depending on the file...

Because opening a single file is very different from opening a project,
and the user might expect two different commands for that. In any case,
I have no plans for changing that right now, unless people really agree
with that change.


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