Re: Delete a Solution in VS2008 - How to?

David Wilkinson <>
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 09:00:20 -0400
RichardOnRails wrote:


I just started using VS2008 StdEd over WinXP-Pro/SP3.

I downloaded/installed the Samples library and copied the Scribble
sample to my Test folder.
When I double-clicked scribble.sln, VS came up and displayed Scribble
in the Solutions pane. When I pressed F7, I got the three lines:
------ Skipped Build: Project: Scribble ------

========== Build: 0 succeeded or up-to-date, 0 failed, 1 skipped

That seemed OK, but when I selected the Debug menu, all the Start
and Step items were grayed out.

Question 1: Do you think, as I do, that the reason I can't run the
solution is because I built out of the context of the set of samples?

Question 2: How can I delete this errant solution from VS?

1. Why don't you try a complete rebuild?

2. Close the solution in Visual Studio, use Windows Explorer to delete the
folder containing the solution, and then try to open the solution again from the
recent projects list (or start page) of Visual Studio. VS will say it can't find
it, and offer to remove it from the recent project list (or maybe it just does
it, I forget).

David Wilkinson
Visual C++ MVP

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