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what is type of script in which .dsp and .dsw files  we find in deveoper studio projects written in?
i would like to know how to understand what is written in them.

i  would like to create a new mode (apart from the available DEBUG and RELEASE modes)
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by:yonat
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You don't need to (read "shoudn't") edit these files yorself. Insetad, go to the "Build" menu and select "Configurations". Click the "Add" button to add new configurations.
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I'm not sure that this script has a public name, it is a Microsoft proprietary format.  Perhaps other than landing a position with Microsoft in the development tools group, the only way to understand them is lots and lots of study.

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by:aby
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thanx for the response.
OK if i'm adding a new mode by BUILD/CONFIGURATIONS/ADD there's no change in the .dsp file of the project as from before.any idea where this change is reflected.
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by:yonat
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You need to close the project. Only then DevStudio saves the changes to the dsp file,
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by:chensu
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aby should give points to yonat.
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ref:--- comment from yonat

i've checked that up.ur right.thanx.( i wish to integrate a  a testing tool sort of s/w into msdev environment.)and i understand i need to do more ground work. any suggestions as to where to look up is most welcome.

i agree with chensu.yonat should get the points.

thanx .


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by:jeseem
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Many tools like Visual Test Tool (Rational product) have successfully integrated into developer studio. So dsp and .dsw format is available(I don't know where).
Unloading (like closing ) rewrites the .dsp file.
If U modify  .dsp file VC puts a wrapper class round it.
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You want to write a DevStudio add-in? Look for "automating tasks in Developer Studio" in the help. I have written some add-ins myself, so I may be able to help. Be warned, though, that the DevStudio object mode is very weak, and there are many things you can't do with add-ins. I think adding configurations is one of them.
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