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

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Understanding Solutions

From a programming perspective, everything that you do within Visual Studio takes place within the context of a solution. As mentioned in this chapter’s introduction, solutions in and of themselves don’t do anything other than serve as higher-level containers for other items. Projects are the most obvious items that can be placed inside solutions, but solutions can also contain miscellaneous files that may be germane to the solution itself, such as “read me” documents and design diagrams. Really, any file type can be added to a solution. Solutions can’t, however, contain other solutions. In addition, Visual Studio loads only one solution at a time. If you need to work on more than one solution concurrently, you need to ...

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