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Visual Studio Project Renamer

, 4 Sep 2001
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A utility that renames Visual Studio projects
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This is a utility that renames Visual Studio projects.


vsrename <oldname> <newname> <dir>


oldname : The old name of your project (typically the xxx from xxx.dsw)
newname : The new name for your project
dir : The directory tree that holds the project.

This program will replace all occurences of oldname to newname in all files and rename all filenames that have the old name in it. It will walk subdirectories.

Use with care and on your own risk! Make backups before you use this program. Do a 'rebuild all' on your renamed project.


5.Sep.2001 v0.5

  • Source code released.

30.Jun.2001 v0.4

  • Better handling of binary files. They should be alright after renaming the project.

15.Jun.2001 v0.3

  • Better renaming of projects with the same name in it, so you can rename a project from 'myproject' to 'supermyproject'. It should go ok.

14.Jun.2001 v0.2

  • Added renaming of main project directory


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About the Author

Niek Albers
Web Developer
Netherlands Netherlands
Niek is the founder and programmer of and is working on many projects all the time. He makes a living by doing contractwork for others.

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GeneralGUI version of vsrename that handles VS2005 projects too Pin
Anthony Dunk25-Jun-08 20:50
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GeneralRe: GUI version of vsrename that handles VS2005 projects too Pin
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GeneralRe: GUI version of vsrename that handles VS2005 projects too Pin
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