I have made a program (details = 9 forms , a lot of user controlled options, save setting) in vb.net and I am ready to publish it. The problem that I have is that I want to copy the program(while unpublished) that I created and publish one of the two copies made and keep other one(unpublished copy) for reference and modifications.
I dont want to remake the whole project and save it with a different name
I tried to copy the project files and rename them but then it produces trillions of errors
the code more than 2000 lines and to check for errors is a pain
There is no reason why you can't traverse to the current project folder in Windows Explorer select copy then paste to another location. Once copied to the new location open it with Visual Studio and change the file names and or project name in the Solution
Explorer window. When changing the project name I would suggest changing the namespace property of the project under Project properties application tab where you will see "Assembly name" and "Root namespace" which generally (but not always) are the same name
as the project.
Now if you rename things outside of Visual Studio this indeed can cause errors.
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Marked as answer byM.YawarThursday, November 14, 2013 2:23 PM