Tools for SLN file (Visual Studio Solution file)

“Tools for SLN File” is a tool that makes it easier for developers to compare, merge or filter the Solution (.Sln) Files generated by Visual Studio. It's developed in C#.

Benefits and Features

Using the SLNTools provides the following advantages:

  • Make it easier to compare SLN files versus a 'generic' file comparer. For more information on the compare function see SLNTools Compare.
  • Make it easier to merge SLN files versus a 'generic' file merger. For more information on the merge function see SLNTools Merge.
  • Make it possible to create filters for a SLN file. The way it work is that when the filter file is opened, a temporary solution is created dynamically. The created solution file contain only the projects that are specified in the filter, and all the dependencies of those projects. This make it possible to have a mega-solution that contain all the projects needed to build the complete system but still have the possibility to work efficiently on a subset of the system. As you might know, Visual Studio is a lot faster when you have a solution with 10-20 projects instead of one with 200+ projects (opening the solution, building, etc). For more information on the filter function see SLNTools Filter.

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Originally posted at "Hosam Kamel| Developer & Platform Evangelist"
Published Tuesday, December 6, 2011 3:39 PM by Hosam Kamel

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