IDE Request

One thing I would really like to see in the IDE is the ability to load more than one 'Solution' (where each solution contains multiple 'projects') in the IDE at any one time. Being Limited to one solution is pretty annoying in Visual Studio .NET.

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Hello Derek,

what is wrong with multiple instances of the IDE, one per solution?

Friendly,
Dmitry

One thing I would really like to see in the IDE is the ability to load
more than one 'Solution' (where each solution contains multiple
'projects') in the IDE at any one time. Being Limited to one solution
is pretty annoying in Visual Studio .NET.

Dmitry Lomov
Software Developer
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop With Pleasure!"

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It's just very cumbersome. Every other IDE for any other language (particularly Java) lets you have multiple 'workspaces' open at a time, C# shouldn't be any different. I like to organize things a little more than just by solution. Another good feature would be sub-files, or being able to inject resources into a file. Just ..anything that lets you organize and arrange information so it's not so scattered around, and lets you collaborate projects together.

Hello Derek,

what is wrong with multiple instances of the IDE, one per solution?

Friendly,
Dmitry

>> One thing I would really like to see in the IDE is the ability to
>> load more than one 'Solution' (where each solution contains multiple
>> 'projects') in the IDE at any one time. Being Limited to one solution
>> is pretty annoying in Visual Studio .NET.
>>

Dmitry Lomov
Software Developer
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop With Pleasure!"


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But what's the difference between multiple IDE instances running and one
IDE instance with multiple windows, one window per solution opened?

Valentin Kipiatkov
Chief Scientist, Vice President of Product Development
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

It's just very cumbersome. Every other IDE for any other language
(particularly Java) lets you have multiple 'workspaces' open at a
time, C# shouldn't be any different. I like to organize things a
little more than just by solution. Another good feature would be
sub-files, or being able to inject resources into a file. Just
..anything that lets you organize and arrange information so it's not
so scattered around, and lets you collaborate projects together.

>> Hello Derek,
>>
>> what is wrong with multiple instances of the IDE, one per solution?
>>
>> Friendly,
>> Dmitry
>>> One thing I would really like to see in the IDE is the ability to
>>> load more than one 'Solution' (where each solution contains multiple
>>> 'projects') in the IDE at any one time. Being Limited to one
>>> solution is pretty annoying in Visual Studio .NET.
>>>
>> Dmitry Lomov
>> Software Developer
>> JetBrains Inc.
>> http://www.jetbrains.com
>> "Develop With Pleasure!"


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Hello Valentin,

VK> But what's the difference between multiple IDE instances running and
VK> one IDE instance with multiple windows, one window per solution
VK> opened?
It can be different concerning locked files. Right now, if I have two VS
instances with solutions opened in both, which share several projects I can't
build them in one of the instances. I don't recall specific cases when it
works this way, but I suppose it is mostly when forms designer is involved.
If it were single IDE instance, it could support shared project better. It
is also important for refactoring shared projects. If I'm planning refactoring
that touches shared projects (yes, I thought 100 times to do the breaking
change), I can open multiply solutions affected by this change and perform
refactoring on all of them.
Just my 2 pennies.



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