Use the Project Importer to copy an existing project (files and directories) to a new location and add them as a Project in the Solution Explorer. If you wish to work with an existing project in its current directory, see: How To Convert A Project.
Select the File menu, then New, Project (or simply press Ctrl+Shift+N).
In the New Project dialog select the Ruby In Steel Project type in the left pane.
Select the Import Project icon in the right pane.
Enter a name for the new project and optionally browse to find an empty directory.
You may select Create directory for solution (recommended).
The Import Project dialog now appears...
Here the first field is the source directory of the existing Project you wish to import. You can click the button to the right of this field to browse and find the directory containing this project.
The second field is the target directory (which you previously chose in the New Project dialog) into which the existing project will be copied in order to create your new Ruby In Steel project. This field is read-only.
In the third field you may optionally specify one or more extensions of file types which should not be imported. The file extensions should be entered following a period and separated by semicolons like this:
When the 'Exclude hidden files and directories' Check Box is selected, Hidden files and hidden directories will not be added to the imported project.
The Rails Creation and Import Data Dialog
Before the project is imported, a 'Rails Creation and Import Data' dialog is displayed. This shows the following information:
Total number of files to be copied
Import from directory
- You should verify that these details are correct. In particular, check the number of files which will be copied. If you have selected more files than you intended (by accidentally selecting the wrong source directory, perhaps), now is your last chance to back out.
- If all the details are correct, click the Proceed button to begin the import process.
Ruby In Steel will copy the entire directory structure and all the files it contains to the Target location of the new project. Any files which you have specifically excluded will be copied to the target directory but will not be added to the Solution Explorer.