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My first blog entry

Thu, 29 Jul 2004 16:15:00 GMT

Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/knewton/archive/2004/07/29/9015.aspx

Well today has been starting off pretty good.  Yesterday I created a pure mess in one of my visual studio solutions.  I had four projects that i was trying to combine into one project, so through the code into the one project no problem right.  I got everything to build and all was good in the world.  Well me being the structured clean freak I was.  I decided to copy the project into a appropriate folder that made more sense.  (outside of Visual Studio).  Well this were things get sour I opened up my solution and decided you know what it makes sense to keep one class in its own assembly, It just so happened to be the original project that i had copied. so i figured OK this should be easy.  Sure enough everything built fine, but when you try at add a project reference to another project.  it keeps selecting the wrong project.  After about an hour of pulling my hair out.  i decided to open up the project file in an XML editor, and sure enough i found my answer. I noticed a unique GUID and when i opened up the old project file and the new project file the GUID's were the same.  Well instead of messing with the internal workings I copied out my source code and created a brand new project, now everything is truly happy in the world. :)  The morale of this story is to always create a new project never try copying and reuse an existing one. (image)