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How to: Unload and Reload Projects

You can make projects temporarily unavailable within a solution, and then restore these projects to available status.

To unload projects from a solution

  1. In Solution Explorer, select a project that you want to unload from the active solution.

  2. On the Project menu, choose Unload Project.

    — or —

    In Solution Explorer, right-click the project and select Unload Project.

    The project is marked (unavailable).

To reload projects into a solution

  1. In Solution Explorer, select a project in the active solution that is marked (unavailable).

  2. On the Project menu, choose Reload Project.

    — or —

    In Solution Explorer, right-click the project and select Reload Project.

    NoteNote:

    The context menu contains the option Edit <Project Name>.*proj. For more information on this command, see How to: Edit Project Files.

    The project is available for editing and inclusion in configuration and build processes.

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