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Save Project Dialog Box

Use the Save Project dialog box to save a temporary project. This dialog box displays when you are prompted to save a temporary project.

Object name

Enter the name of the project. A folder with the same name as the project is also created in the location displayed in the Location field. If the project contains source and other supporting files, they are added to the new project folder.


For some project types, the Name text box is unavailable because when you specify the location, it sets the name. For example, Web applications and Web services are located on a Web server and derive their name from the virtual directory specified on that server.

Names cannot contain the following characters:

  • Pound (#)

  • Percent (%)

  • Ampersand (&)

  • Asterisk (*)

  • Vertical bar (|)

  • Backslash (\)

  • Colon (:)

  • Double quotation mark (")

  • Less than (<)

  • Greater than (>)

  • Question mark (?)

  • Forward slash (/)

  • Leading or trailing spaces (' ')

  • Names reserved for Windows or DOS such as ("nul", "aux", "con", "com1", "lpt1", and so on)


Enter the location where you want to save your project or select one from the list. By default, temporary projects are saved in the location set in the General, Projects and Solutions, Options Dialog Box.


Displays the Project Location dialog box, which lets you navigate to a new directory to save the project in.

Solution Name

Enter the name of the new solution in which you want your project to be saved. By default, this field uses the same name as entered in the Name field.


To access this option, you must select the Create directory for solution check box first. Some project templates do not support this option, such as Web applications.

Create directory for solution

Select to enable the Solution Name text box. Creates a new directory of the name you choose for your project and solution.

Add to Source Control

Select to add the new project to source control. For more information about the integrated source control services within the development environment, see Source Control for Visual Studio.

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