[MonoDevelop] Trouble importing Visual Studio SLN

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 18:23:43 EDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Devin Venable <venable.devin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to do some maintenance work on an in-house ASP.NET app.  I'm on Linux
> and have no desire to switch OS's just to do the work, so I'm trying out
> monodevelop.
> We have a big sln file that includes subfolders, each with .csproj files.
>  There are also web application folders that do not have .csproj files, but
> they contain .aspx and .aspx.cs files.
> I can't import the SLN because of errors like these:
> "/home/me/Projects/Proj/Proj.sln: Unsupported or unrecognized
> project:'/home/me/Projects/Proj/webproj"
> I can manually remove the problem projects from the SLN file with a text
> editor, but what's the proper way to get them re-added to the project under
> MonoDevelop?  I'm looking for an option similiar to "create project from
> existing sources" in NetBeans or Eclipse.  Something like that here?  Can I
> get a quick tutorial? I can't find documentation for this.
> Next, is there a MONO tool that is designed to help me fix differences from
> the VisualStudio environment?
> For example, here is a snippet from the SLN that is blowing up.  Obviously
> the C: thing will cause problems, but I'm not sure what else would need to
> change.

Visual Studio has two project models for ASP.NET -  "Web sites", which
have no project file, and "Web applications", which do. There are
plenty of pages on the net which explain the difference between the
two models. MonoDevelop only supports "web applications", but VS does
have tools to convert from "web sites" to "web applications" mostly

Michael Hutchinson

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