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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Chapter 4. Solutions and Projects

Solutions and projects are the containers Visual Studio uses to house and organize the code you write within the IDE. Solutions are virtual containers; they group and apply properties across one or more projects. Projects are both virtual and physical in purpose. Besides functioning as organizational units for your code, they map one to one with compiler targets. Put another way, Visual Studio turns projects into compiled code. Each project ...

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