Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Renaming a Win32 Visual C++ 6.0 to something else without messing-up all the files, etc.

Posted on 2000-03-05
2
221 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-02
I have a Win32 project I just finished in Visual C++ 6.0.

I want to rename the following files:

MENUDEMO DEP
MENUDEMO DSP
MENUDEMO DSW
MENUDEMO MAK
MENUDEMO RC
MENUDEMO NCB
MENUDEMO PLG
MENUDEMO APS
MENUDEMO OPT
MENUDEMO CPP

To p3tknowlton.WHATEVER

Now, I know that it is not as simple as just RENAMING these files.  There are associations inside these files and if I just arbitrarily start renaming files BAD THINGS will happen.

What is a really easy way to rename a Project and all relevant files to SOMETHING ELSE?

I assume doing this from Inside Visual C++ is the safe way to go...but I don't know how to proceed.  None of the Save or Save As... options under the File menu look like they will do what I want.

Thanks so much for any help!

Tom
0
Comment
Question by:knowlton
2 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
mikeblas earned 50 total points
ID: 2585428
Unfortunately, VC++ provides no automation to make this task easier.

You need to:

1) Rename the files.
2) Search throughout the project for #include directives. Fix 'em.
3) Remove the old files, by name, from your project and re-add the new ones.

If you're using MFC, you will need to:

4) Delete the *.CLW file
5) Recreate the CLW file in the ClassWizard.

..B ekiM
0
 
LVL 5

Author Comment

by:knowlton
ID: 2585664
I managed to get this working.

Thanks.
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

C++ Properties One feature missing from standard C++ that you will find in many other Object Oriented Programming languages is something called a Property (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/CPP/A_3912-Object-Properties-in-C.ht…
This article shows you how to optimize memory allocations in C++ using placement new. Applicable especially to usecases dealing with creation of large number of objects. A brief on problem: Lets take example problem for simplicity: - I have a G…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to use functions in C++. The video will cover how to define functions, how to call functions and how to create functions prototypes. Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express will be used as a text editor an…
The viewer will learn how to user default arguments when defining functions. This method of defining functions will be contrasted with the non-default-argument of defining functions.

792 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question