[MonoDevelop] project files what are they for?

Chris Howie cdhowie at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 12:01:14 EDT 2009

Hmm, seems I'm a bit late to the game today.

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 12:00 PM, Chris Howie<cdhowie at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 6:47 PM, Ronaldo Nascimento<sgtnasty at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What are these Monodevelop project files for? And should they be
>> included in version control?
> See below.
>> TravTasks/TravTasks.sln
> This is the main solution file.  You want to version this.
>> TravTasks/TravTasks.userprefs
>> TravTasks/TravTasks.usertasks
> These files are user-specific project settings.  For example, when you
> open a solution in MD you will note that the same tabs you had open
> when you closed it are re-opened.  This info is stored in these files.
>  They should not be checked in to version control, and you should use
> whatever ignore mechanism you have (svn:ignore on svn, .gitignore on
> git, etc.) to make sure they are ignored in the future.
>> TravTasks/TravTasks/TravTasks.csproj
> This is the project file.  You want to version this.
>> TravTasks/TravTasks/TravTasks.pidb
> This is a cached code completion database, so that MD doesn't have to
> re-parse your entire solution every time you load it to give you code
> completion.  These files should not be checked in either, and you
> should have your VCS ignore them as well.
> --
> Chris Howie
> http://www.chrishowie.com
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Crazycomputers

Chris Howie

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