DaveGreen DaveGreen - 3 months ago 29
C# Question

How to get project inside of Solution Folder in VSIX project

Hi I am having a problem, with a custom build task inside of a Visual Studio Extension. I need to identify projects of my custom project type. I can do this fine if they are on the root of the solution, but the problem occurs when it is inside of a solution folder. I can get the solution folder as a EnvDTE.Project, but am not sure how to get projects from within that folder.

I thought I would be able to get it from the projects Collection property but that is null.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

if (Scope == EnvDTE.vsBuildScope.vsBuildScopeSolution)
{
DTE2 dte2 = Package.GetGlobalService(typeof(EnvDTE.DTE)) as DTE2;
var sol = dte2.Solution;
EnvDTE.DTE t = dte2.DTE;
var x = t.Solution.Projects;
foreach(var proj in x)
{
try
{
var project = proj as EnvDTE.Project;
var guid = GetProjectTypeGuids(project);
if (guid.Contains("FOLDERGUID"))
{
//here is where I would get the project from the folder
}

Answer

I managed to resolve this with a bit more research and some trial and error. In case anybody else comes up with this problem, I changed the main code to

if (Scope == EnvDTE.vsBuildScope.vsBuildScopeSolution)
{
    errorListProvider.Tasks.Clear();
    DTE2 dte2 = Package.GetGlobalService(typeof(DTE)) as DTE2;
    var sol = dte2.Solution;
    var projs = sol.Projects;
    foreach(var proj in sol)
    {
         var project = proj as Project;
         if (project.Kind == ProjectKinds.vsProjectKindSolutionFolder)
         {
             var innerProjects = GetSolutionFolderProjects(project);
             foreach(var innerProject in innerProjects)
             {
                 //carry out actions here.
             }
         }
    }
}

The code for the GetSolutionFolderForProjects was

private IEnumerable<Project> GetSolutionFolderProjects(Project project)
{
    List<Project> projects = new List<Project>();
    var y = (project.ProjectItems as ProjectItems).Count;
    for(var i = 1; i <= y; i++)
    {
        var x = project.ProjectItems.Item(i).SubProject;
        var subProject = x as Project;
        if (subProject != null)
        {
          //Carried out work and added projects as appropriate
        }
    }

    return projects;
}

Hope this helps somebody else.