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Post by omayer » Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:31 pm

what are the difference between- .rxsln, .sln, .csproj, .csproj.rxuser , _ vs2010.sln
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Re: .sln

Post by Support Team » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:36 am


According to some forum posts:
".csproj" is a Visual Studio .NET C# Project file extension. This file will have information about the files included in that project, assemblies used in that project, project GUID and project version etc. This file is related to your project. It will be automatically generated when we create

".sln" is a structure for organizing projects in Visual Studio. It contains the state information for projects in .sln (text-based, shared) and .suo (binary, user-specific solution options) files. We can add multiple projects inside one solution.

.sln: Solution File to open the solution in VS Studio
vs2010.sln: Solution File to open the solution in VS Studio 2010
rxsln: Ranorex Solution File to open the solution in Ranorex Studio (similar to VS Solution file)

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Re: .sln

Post by jasoncleo » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:10 am

Just thought I'd throw my two cents into this old topic, as Martin's answer didn't quite have enough detail for me in regards to the solution files.

Ranorex IDE generates 3 solution files:
  • MyProject.rxsln
The .rxsln is Ranorex's own solution file format, and is what you should use when opening in the Ranorex IDE. Whenever you make changes to referenced projects, it will automatically update the related "MyProject.sln" and "MyProject_2010.sln".

So what are the other two for?
You can use Visual Studio to also edit, compile and even run the test suite projects (it will still consume a license for execution), although you won't get the embedded report viewing.

The "MyProject.sln" is a Visual Studio 2008 compatible version.
The "MyProject_2010.sln" is a Visual Studio 2010 onwards compatible version, including 2012 and 2013.

It's a case of Microsoft tinkering with their solution file layouts and they kept changing it from VS 2005, 2008 and 2010. It seems they've finally settled on the format from 2010, so this is the one to use if you have a newer version of Visual Studio installed.

An important note: If you do have staff who like to use Visual Studio to do their work, then they need to remember that Visual Studio doesn't reflect project add/removal/rename in the other solution files.