hope to see this as standard VS functionality, after all Xamarin Studio has such from what I know
1) After installing you have to restart VS2013 to see the template I think 2) the template icon shows a mobile phone, could show instead the same icon (with a language icon overlay, like C#) as the one shown inside the Solution Explorer pane (two overlapping rhombi) 3) WHY DOESN'T THE SHARED PROJECT ALLOW PUTTING FILE LINKS IN IT? SOMETIMES YOU WANT THE ASSETS TO LIVE OUTSIDE THE SOURCE FOLDER TO EASE COOPERATION (SAY VIA DROPBOX) WITH GRAPHICS/SOUND ARTISTS FOR EXAMPLE
As most architects know, this has been possible for a few years by manually baking your own MSBuild files. The heavy cost with this technique is keeping teams inline with the churn; often updating the builds gets missed.
Thanks for pulling this close to the VS experience. This makes a huge difference to many project roles.
While working on my solution, the classes under the Shared Project lost the use of Intellisense. Is this something that is common or a known issue? Keep in mind this solution is very small and only consists of a few classes & isn't monstrous just yet.
Most notably its happening on my SqlDataAdapter and SqlConnection. At first i just needed to recompile the whole solution and then it came back. Now it's not working at all for any class in the Shared project space.
Performance profiling shows that with a large solution (384 projects, sadly), this plugin will spend a long time updating UI controls with the list of available projects when closing the solution. Closing this solution takes 2 minutes, 90 seconds of which is the plugin updating the UI. Actually, it's Visual Studio being really slow at marshalling with the command bars, but it's still crazy slow. I believe the plugin also has an impact on loading the solution, for the same reasons, but I haven't measured.
I have this entry in my SharedProject.projitems file
When built it appears in the .dll'r resources as:
<data name="dictionary2.xaml" type="System.Resources.ResXFileRef, System.Windows.Forms">
As you can see "Styles\" path is lost and if I reference this resource dictionary in App.xaml like this:
<ResourceDictionary Source="Styles\Dictionary1.xaml" />
it cannot be resolved and crashes. However referencing resource dictionary like this works:
<ResourceDictionary Source="Dictionary1.xaml" />
I feel it is a pretty easy bug, if only this project was open sourced... I'd fix it straight away :)
This extension seems really useful, is there any reason for which it's only applicable to the Pro version of Visual Studio? Can I modify it to install it on my VS 2013 update 3 Express for Windows Apps?
So - when would I use a Shared Project?
- for instance, if one created some libraries / components shared among solutions, would you use a Shared Project then and IF that's the case, how does TFS handle shared projects as sharing sources within TFS is not an easy task.
- or is Sharing Projects mainly used for sharing code among various architectures? (as in almost every sentence, which mentions Shared Projects is also mentions Windows Phone)
Created a project using Universal Apps > Hub App (Universal Apps) template in my preexisting solution. I have some portable class libraries in the same solution that I would like to use in the .Shared project's SampleDataSource.cs
But there is no References branch in this project. Other two projects - Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 have the References branch. Please help!
HI. Keen to try this out but unable to insall, install log shows:
5/09/2014 2:19:06 p.m. - Found installed product - Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop
5/09/2014 2:19:06 p.m. - Found installed product - Global Location
5/09/2014 2:19:06 p.m. - VSIXInstaller.NoApplicableSKUsException: This extension is not installable on any currently installed products.
any tips most appreciated.