Video: Using The Project Converter

11 February 2010

Check out the “Using The Project Converter” video. The video gives an overview and explains the new features that have been added to the project converter:

Video: Using the Project Converter

Visual Studio Integration

It’s useful to integrate the project converter into Visual Studio’s external tools menu. Here’s how:

Project Converter and Visual Studio IntegrationHow to Add DevExpress Project Converter to Visual Studio

For faster access, you can easily integrate this tool into Visual Studio. So you can launch it from the Visual Studio 2008 menu or the toolbar. Let me show you how:

  1. Click on the Tools -> External Tools menu option inside Visual Studio.
  2. Click Add and then define the following properties:
    • Title: Name as you would like to see it in the menu, e.g., DevExpress Project Converter
    • Command: Location where the Project Converter is installed. Typically this will be in a directory such as: "C:\Program Files\Developer Express .NET v9.3\Tools\DXperience\ProjectConverter.exe". Please note, that with every major release from us, you'll want to update the command path to the latest location. 
    • Arguments: These are arguments that will be passed to the Project Converter tool. Visual Studio should generate the "$(SolutionDir)\" for you but if not, enter it. This argument is the location of the project currently open in Visual Studio.
  3. Finally, click OK. You should now see a new menu item under your Tools menu.

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4 comment(s)
Ralph Jansen

After the upgrade, your licence file is empty. Can this be fixed? Thanks

Tip: When you are using sourcesafe or team foundation server. Don't forget to check all your items out before converting your project!

18 February, 2010
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

@Ralph,

For the empty license file, just do a complete Rebuild of your solution:

www.devexpress.com/issue=B91772

18 February, 2010
Robert Thomas

Is the source code available for this tool?  We have to modify where our DLLs are slightly and starting with this tool would be a great headstart.

25 February, 2010
Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

@Robert,

The source is not included but feel free to create any suggestions for improvement here:

www.devexpress.com/.../CreateIssue.aspx

26 February, 2010

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