Re: problem with old name project files

Ulrich Eckhardt <>
Thu, 06 Nov 2008 12:45:02 +0100
David Wilkinson wrote:

Ulrich Eckhardt wrote:

[...] both the .user and the .sln files are just scrap files
for me, which I create and discard at will; They are in
particular not checked into Subversion (version control).


You mean .suo, not .sln, yes?

..suo even more so, but also .sln files. I'm aware that some people check
those in which also makes sense if you have any valueable settings in
there, but since I don't, I don't. Typical workflow here is that I need
some feature in libX which is used by Y and so I create a
workspace/solution with libX, the unittests for libX and Y. When I'm
finished, that .sln is discarded.

But what are .user files?

XML. This is where debug settings like working directories, commandline
arguments or target machine are stored, which are typically not portable to
your colleague's machine. They are named <project>.<domain>.<user>.user so
that you can version-control them without interfering with outher users, I


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