Last post Jun 30, 2011 10:23 AM by smokewagon
Jan 31, 2011 11:52 AM|smokewagon|LINK
I just moved to a new PC and installed VS 2010. I copied all of my websites over from the old machine and now when I open the old websites on the new machine, they do not show up in my recent projects list on the start page. New websites that I make do
show up there but the old ones do not. This is very inconvenient. Is there a way to make old projects that I open show up in the list?
This brings up another question. Is there a way to make a shortcut that will open VS2010 up with a website already loaded so that I don't have to go through the file open dialog every time?
Jan 31, 2011 01:09 PM|richardterris|LINK
Pretty sure this is stored in the history and if you're on a new PC there will be no history.
I'm sure there will be a file somewhere in VS that you could edit with the path names to the sites, but this would be much more difficult and time consuming than just re-opening them.
With all due respect, is there a reason that you wish to do this? It just seems like it's not that difficult to File\Open and find the site, especially if you keep them in the same directory?
I personally use a removable hard disk which I have dedicated entirely to web apps.
Feb 08, 2011 09:47 AM|smokewagon|LINK
Sorry for the delay in responding, I have been away. It is inconvenient to open the project every time because I have often navigated away from the folder that contains the project and I have to navigate back to open it again. It is much easier to use the
start page and the recent projects list.
I still have not found a solution so any help with the start page, or help creating a shortcut would be appreciated.
Feb 08, 2011 10:54 AM|richardterris|LINK
Not something I have done before but it must be do-able.
http://blog.joggee.com/?p=174 explains how to remove projects, so you might be able to add to it in reverse
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/macros/WebReports8.aspx talks about different tools that can be added.
I think you're talking about hacking VS in order to add these and like I said, I think it would be much harder and longer to do this than to just re-add the projects manually
May 10, 2011 08:21 AM|NotAndrewTurvil|LINK
I had the same problem - eventually found out that the solution was to
associate a solution with the project. To do this, create a blank solution and add your website to it. Problem sorted!
Jun 01, 2011 10:55 AM|nbpartnership|LINK
This was a great help thanks. I was actually looking to do the same but for a New Website and read your post - I think it's even simpler though!
1. So click File -> New Website and the New Website dialogue box opens.
2. Use the 'Browse' button and browse to your existing website and click Open.
3. Another dialogue box comes up and askes you to name the folder you want to save the website in, but you can also select 'Open the Existing Website'.
4. Press 'OK' and your existing website opens, so go to View -> Start Page and you'll see your existing website pinned under recent websites.
I guess this would also work for projects.
Jun 01, 2011 12:20 PM|NotAndrewTurvil|LINK
How on earth did you discover that? A quick - if hard to remember - solution!
Jun 01, 2011 01:59 PM|nbpartnership|LINK
Thanks! I really just followed the advice on the link you gave and developed it a bit....
Jun 30, 2011 10:23 AM|smokewagon|LINK
Thanks - This worked perfectly.