Rename a project to be added to a different solution...

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Rename a project to be added to a different solution...

Post by mxdotnet » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:27 pm

Greetings,

I/We are having an issue with two solutions that was named the same (think template) and worked on independently by two different people...

In other words, one developer created a solution for two other developers to work on. The cumbersome part is now joining/merging the work of these two developers into one solution.

Since tortoise was the repository, we attempted the merge feature but that does not work effectively on our test suite.

I attempted to add either of the existing projects to a solution however to no success.

Need to find a solution to combine the work of these two into one by renaming a project (inclusive of any required files) and adding it to an existing project (which saves time and hassle from adding existing recordings, currently in the many dozens)

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Re: Rename a project to be added to a different solution...

Post by krstcs » Fri Jun 19, 2015 2:24 pm

You will need to manually edit every file in one of the solutions to make sure that they are not named the same and that no references are the same.

Ranorex uses GUIDs in the background to identify all objects, so you will also need to make sure that there are no matching GUIDs in each project, which may mean you need to recreate some GUIDs.

In the future, you should not create two projects independently if they are going to be merged. You should create one project/solution and then manage them correctly through version control after creation.
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