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A solution is a grouping of one or more projects that work together to create an application. The project and status information that pertain to the solution are stored in two solution files, a text-based solution (.sln) file and a binary solution user option (.suo) file.

In This Section

Discusses the types of solution files included in a solution, and the process that occurs when a solution is opened.

Solution (.Sln) File
Explains the structure of a .sln file.

Solution User Options (.Suo) File
Explains the .suo file.