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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Grumble Grumble Visual Studio bugs

Off and on for the last couple of days I've been playing around with making Visual Studio project templates and customizing them with Template Parameters and ran into a little issue... the assembly name template being specified in the larger template is simply ignored.

What does that mean? If I create a custom template with the AssemblyName tag being specified as say... Xyz.$safeprojectname$, and create a project named "My Test Project" based on it... the resulting assembly name is "My Test Project", not Xyz.My_Test_Project as that syntax would generate for a namespace... even on a fully patched copy of Visual Studio 2005.

From the looks of it this has been bugged before on Connect... but ultimately closed as not reproducible.

Thinking I can show how to reproduce it.. I've submitted it myself: Custom AssemblyName tag ignored in template.

There still exists a problem... the same issue exists in at least Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008. Someone first pointed it out in April 07 as existing in the March CTP, and in my testing it seems that this still exists... so it to has been bugged.

Grrr.

Double Grrr I suppose when it sounds like Beta 2 will be the last publicly available version of Visual Studio 2008 before they RTM so there will be no way for me to know if this bug has/will be fixed by then.

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