_Solution.AddFromFile Method

Adds a project to the solution, based on a project file already stored in the system.

Namespace:  EnvDTE
Assembly:  EnvDTE (in EnvDTE.dll)


Function AddFromFile ( _
    FileName As String, _
    Exclusive As Boolean _
) As Project
Project AddFromFile(
    string FileName,
    bool Exclusive
Project^ AddFromFile(
    [InAttribute] String^ FileName, 
    [InAttribute] bool Exclusive
abstract AddFromFile : 
        FileName:string * 
        Exclusive:bool -> Project 
function AddFromFile(
    FileName : String, 
    Exclusive : boolean
) : Project


  • FileName
    Type: System.String
    Required. The full path and file name of the project file.
  • Exclusive
    Type: System.Boolean
    Optional. Indicates whether the project loads in the current solution or its own; true if the current solution is closed and the project is added to a new solution, false if the project is added to the existing open solution.

Return Value

Type: EnvDTE.Project
A Project object.


You can use the LaunchWizard method rather than AddFromFile to execute a wizard if you want to suppress its UI during execution. LaunchWizard has a parameter that allows you to disable the UI.


Sub AddFromFileExample()
   ' This function creates a solution and adds a Visual Basic Console
   ' project to it. 
   Dim soln As Solution

   ' Create a reference to the solution.
   soln = DTE.Solution

   ' Create a new solution.
   soln.Create("c:\temp2", "MyNewSolution")
   ' Add an existing project to the new solution.
End Sub

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See Also


_Solution Interface

EnvDTE Namespace