Limit to length of fully qualified project name in VS.NET?

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Vito P Brockishetti

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Oct 2, 2002, 9:15:12 PM10/2/02
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Is there a limit to the length of a fully qualified project name in
VS.NET?

I received the following error message when I tried to build my
solution:

D:\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\Vb7\VB
Samples\PeteTest\WindowsFormsQuickStartTutorial\CreatingControls\SprucedUpControl\SprucedUpHelloWorldControl\SprucedUpHelloWorldControl.resx
A failure occurred writing to the resources file. The system cannot
find the path specified.

[Note: there's a space between the tokens "VB" and "Samples" in the
directory name.]

By shortening the name of my solution and project I was able to build
successfully.

Is this a feature or a [known] problem?

VitoPrimo

Visual Studio Core Team

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Oct 4, 2002, 5:53:32 PM10/4/02
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"Vito P Brockishetti" <vito...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Vito,

The limit to project names (including their fully qualified path) in VS.NET
is 258 characters which you are not close to (I counted around 177 in your
string above). I suspect, however, that you are running into a name length
issue. The 258 character limit on the length of path names is something
we've received feedback on before ('feedback' is the nicest way to describe
the communication ;-) ). As a result, we are looking into this problem
for fixing in the future.

Thanks,
Allen (VS Core Team)
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