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How to load a project from a Tool Window extension? RRS feed

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  • I've written a Tool Window extension for VS 2017. It interfaces with our internal code repository. How can I tell the current instance of Visual studio to load a project that is selected in the tool window? If I just try to launch the csproj or sln file using Process.Start, it opens another instance of VS to load it.  I want to load it in my current instance.
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 5:17 AM

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  • Hi Terry Olsen,

    We could load project via DTE object. like this:

    EnvDTE.DTE dte = ...;
    
    dte.ExecuteCommand("File.OpenFile", strFilePath);

    Best regards,

    Zhanglong


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    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 8:18 AM
  • You can use dte.Solution.Open method to open a .sln file in the current VS instance.


    Sergey Vlasov | Vlasov Studio | Visual Studio extensions and tools

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 4:11 PM