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I took Jeff McWherter's suggestion to play around with SubText, and have successfully gotten SubText upgraded and running in VS 2008, .NET 3.5.

My environment is the "Visual Studio® Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server and Team Suite VPC Image (Trial)" Virtual PC from Microsoft.

Here are the steps that I followed:

1. Download and unzip the latest source code from SourceForge

2. Open Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition and Create a new Team Project (File - New - Team Project). I selected the MSF For Agile Software Development v 4.2 template.

3. Add  a new blank solution to your Team Project (File - New - Project -Other Project Types - Visual Studio Solutions - Blank Solution)

4. Set up source control for your project. Team Foundation Version Control is a completely new version control system that uses SQL Server rather than directory structures for its file store, as Visual Source Safe and Subversion do. When you first create your Team Project, a new trunk is defined in source control. You need to define the workspace for your project.

In the Team Explorer window, click on the Source Control node to open the Source Control Explorer. You will see the root node for your project that was created when you created your Team Project. Right click to bring up the context menu and select "Get Latest Version". The first time you do this the Browse for Folder Dialog opens. Here you can define the workspace directory for your project.


An alternative to the short cut is to select File - Source Control - Workspaces. Here you can select your Project and either enter or browse to the Source Control Folder and the Local Folder.


In the Team - Team Project Settings - Source Control you can set check-out policies for your project.


5. Add all of the projects to Source Control by highlighting your project's node in the Source Control Explorer and clicking the "add folder" icon. In the dialog box click "Add Folder" and select the folders to add. The folders and all of their contents will be added to your project in Source Control.

6. Add the projects to the solution. In the Solution Explorer, right click Add -
Existing Project and run through the upgrade wizard for each project.

7. Right click on the project and select Properties from the context menu. Under Target Framework, select .NET 3.5.

8. Build your solution!

Posted on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 8:40 PM | Back to top

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