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Importing a Visual J++ 1.1 Project

Visual Studio 6.0

You can open and use Java projects created with Visual J++ 1.1 in the new Visual J++ 6.0 development environment. The following procedure provides the steps for converting these files.

CAUTION   Before importing your Visual J++ 1.1 project, it is important that you understand the new project structure. The new project structure is directory-based in contrast to the file-based structure of Visual J++ 1.1. This change in project structure means that every file that exists in the root directory of your project and all directories below the project root directory are automatically included as part of your project. You can remove files from a new project with the Remove From Project item on http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa243138(v=vs.60).aspx shortcut menu. If you remove an item from a project, you can add it back to the project by using the http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa242649(v=vs.60).aspx item on Project Explorer's shortcut menu. However, when you delete a file from a project, it is physically deleted from the directory and cannot be recovered from the development environment, but may be recoverable from the Recycle Bin.

To import a Visual J++ 1.1 project

  1. On the File menu, click Open Project.

    The New Project dialog box appears.

  2. Click the Existing tab, and locate the root directory of the Visual J++ 1.1 project you want to import.

  3. Click the root directory of Visual J++ 1.1 project.

  4. In the New Project dialog box, click Import Project Folder.

    Your imported Visual J++ 1.1 project appears in the Project Explorer.

  5. In the Project Explorer, expand your project's folder to view the files in your project.

Your project is now ready for you to modify, build, and run. For more information on working with projects, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa266241(v=vs.60).aspx .

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