Copy Visual Sudio Project

I have a Visual Studio project that I am about to start modifying to create a "second generation" of the application and I want to keep the existing version as a separate project while I develop the copy to create the new application.

How do I copy a Visual Sudio Project?
Paul BrooksAsked:
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indianguru2Commented:
Copy the complete Solution with all the Projects to a different Folder and open it from there.
You would want to change the name of the solution / Project so that you are not confused.
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athapaCEO / CTOCommented:
Copy/Paste the whole folder containing the project or solution. if you want to keep both version of the projects inside the same solution then you need to rename one of them (older or newer based on whether you want to name the new version same as old or not).
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Jorge PaulinoIT Pro/DeveloperCommented:
>> How do I copy a Visual Sudio Project?

I think you already have an answer but to be more clear: using the windows explorer.
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Paul BrooksAuthor Commented:
I have see other suggestion similar to simply copying the project but they also suggested each project needs a unique GUID and I didn't understand where to edit the GUID which will be the same for both projects if one is just a copy of the other.

I don't think it is as simple as you suggest.
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Jorge PaulinoIT Pro/DeveloperCommented:
The GUID you can access on Properties, Application Tab, Assembly Information but if you have two applications with the same name it's difficult to know where are you making the changes. It's better to have the name + v2 or other description that identifies it.

Then in the Publish tab you can choose the name of the application, deply name, etc.
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Paul BrooksAuthor Commented:
The second version will have a new name etc but where do I generate the new GUID?
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athapaCEO / CTOCommented:
In the Visual Studio   Tools->Create GUID , choose Registry format. Copy that and paste into assembly info as ipaulino mentioned.
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Smart_ManCommented:
what about trying to save the whole solution using save as ver1 , ver2 ?

waitingfor your reply
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