Bug 3063 - Export Solution does not support solutions that reference projects outside the solution directory
Summary: Export Solution does not support solutions that reference projects outside th...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Project Model ()
Version: Trunk
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Lowest enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-01-25 13:13 UTC by Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT]
Modified: 2012-01-25 13:36 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Tags: trident
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-01-25 13:13:33 UTC
The Export Solution command does not support solutions that reference projects outside the solution directory.

It's not clear how such items should be handled. Using the same relative path would be very strange for exports into new locations, since it could be ~anywhere relative to the original. Copying it into the solution directory would also be odd because it would break in-place exports and could collide with existing items, and might be unexpected. Converting the format for in-place exports would also be strange because the project is probably used in other solutions.

One way to support this would be to offer the user a choice (reference original project and convert, reference original project and do not convert, copy to solution directory, copy with same relative path). A sipler solution would be to simply omit affected projects and project references from the export, and change this from an error to a warning.