- We recommend that you always create a new directory for an imported project. We caution against attempting to copy files into a directory which already contains source files. The project importer will overwrite any similarly named files and directories in the target directory.
- The ‘top level’ directory of your existing Rails project (that is, the one you import from) will normally be the directory which ‘names’ the project (e.g. \Blog) and which contains various subdirectories such as \app, \components, \config and so on. The Importer copies all the files in a Rails project into the new target directory. It will not make any changes to the database or configuration files.
- If you have created solution files using previous versions of Ruby In Steel, you may find that the old solution files do not display correctly in the Solution Explorer. Use the Project Importer to convert them for use with the latest version of the software.
- The Solution Explorer cannot include file (and path) names with certain special-purpose names or XML-specific characters such as '&' or single-quotes. The Project importer will copy such files to the selected Target directory but will not add them to the Solution Explorer. Omitted files will be listed in the General page of the Visual Studio Output window. You may view all files (including those excluded from the project, by selecting Project, Show All Files).
How To Import A Project