More IDE Requests

Sorry these seem so lame... It's just that I'm trying to find everything I dislike about Visual Studio .NET!

One thing I never enjoyed was how limited the References aspect was. I mean, sure, it can Import the .dll's just fine, and if the .dll is in the same solution, it can keep it updated, but it would be nice to hook into a project that is not inside the same solution, and be able to dynamically link to the .Dll's there.

Some of the projects I have started working on are positively massive, requiring twenty and thirty different .dll files. Loading all of them into a single solution is just very context-insensitive, as many of them have different uses that are entirely out of the scope of some parts of the program. I'd like to be able to divide them more, so I do not have my entire code mounted in the IDE, but I'd like to be able to link the .dll's I need, and have the references to them update accordingly if I go back later and change the project. Does that make any sense?

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Hello Derek,

wouldn't it be enough for the IDE to just keep track of changes in the assemblies
you
reference in your projects and reflect those changes in such features as
code completion,
error highlighting etc? Sorry if I'm missing something from your request.

Regards,
Dmitry Shaporenkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

Sorry these seem so lame... It's just that I'm trying to find
everything I dislike about Visual Studio .NET!

One thing I never enjoyed was how limited the References aspect was. I
mean, sure, it can Import the .dll's just fine, and if the .dll is in
the same solution, it can keep it updated, but it would be nice to
hook into a project that is not inside the same solution, and be able
to dynamically link to the .Dll's there.

Some of the projects I have started working on are positively massive,
requiring twenty and thirty different .dll files. Loading all of them
into a single solution is just very context-insensitive, as many of
them have different uses that are entirely out of the scope of some
parts of the program. I'd like to be able to divide them more, so I do
not have my entire code mounted in the IDE, but I'd like to be able to
link the .dll's I need, and have the references to them update
accordingly if I go back later and change the project. Does that make
any sense?



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