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Adding several Existing projects to a Blank Solution?

kvnsdr asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
VS2005 C#:

Q. How do I add several Existing projects to a Blank Solution without the blank solution 'becoming' the first project added?

My blank solution turns-into the first existing project I add to it, then the solution (.sln) becomes a (.csproj) file.

After that I cannot select "Add Existing Project" or "Add New Project"...
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ina_donInformation Systems Expert

Or just save the project and close VS. Reopen the sln file that will be created in the same folder as the new project then you can deleted the blank project and add your other projects to the solution.

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