Re: modifying project name
There is actually Rename command in a project popup menu in VC 2003 (maybe
in 2002, too). But it only renames the project itself, doesn't rename
executable names (and that would not make sense, because they might have
It also allows to do search-replace in all files of a project at once, not
just a file a time as VC6 did.
"Joseph M. Newcomer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
For a task that is so obvious, so frequent, and so necessary, it amazes me
that VS *still*
does not make this easy. Most of us who have experience know how to do
search-and-replace (my text editor has a replace-in-files feature which is
convenient for this), but it is tedious, and it's hard to explain all the
someone who hasn't already done it.
On Sun, 10 Feb 2008 22:30:07 GMT, "David Ching"
"Ajay Kalra" <email@example.com> wrote in message
I always name it what I want. I do it at a temporary location though. If
it turns out to be what I want, I simply move it to the folder where I
want it to be.
Also, I dont hestitate to start a new project and add new files with the
same content as the temp project with good use of clipboard.
Well, the project name can change several times throughout development.
Some of the codenames have changed, even. It bothers me to see files and
classes called COldCodenameDocument, so I regularly do use Search and
Replace to make it CNewCodenameDocument. And the same for the View, etc.
The 20 minutes it takes to do this is much saved over the lifetime of the
project to avoid confusion of the team and explaining a thousand times the
history of the codenames to new hires....
There really should be a project refactoring that allows easy change of
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