Add Existing Project Command

Note

This article applies to Visual Studio 2015. If you're looking for the latest Visual Studio documentation, use the version selector at the top left. We recommend upgrading to Visual Studio 2019. Download it here

Adds an existing project to the current solution.

Syntax

File.AddExistingProject filename  

Arguments

filename
Optional. The full path and project name, with extension, of the project to add to the solution.

If the filename argument includes spaces, it must be enclosed in quotation marks.

If no filename is specified, the command will open the file dialog so that user can pick a project.

Remarks

Auto completion tries to locate the correct path and file name as you type.

Example

This example adds the Visual Basic project, TestProject1, to the current solution.

>File.AddExistingProject "c:\visual studio projects\TestProject1.vbproj"  

See Also

Visual Studio Commands
Command Window
Find/Command Box
Visual Studio Command Aliases