.ecfg file name

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06-04-2014 07:43 AM
KarenRobine
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I'm generating some .ecfg files using post build events in my projects. I'm using .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012. My file names are in the following format:
{<guid_id>}_<nameOfClass>.ecfg
But I noticed that most of the other ones are just <nameOfClass>.ecfg

I didn't see anything in ESRIRegasm.exe to name mine <nameOfClass>.ecfg.
How do I do this?
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JohnHauck
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The files that are generated as: <nameOfClass>.ecfg lack "AssemblyInfo" details.

For example go into one of your projects that generates the {<guid_id>}_<nameOfClass>.ecfg. In the Solution Explorer (for a C# project) under properties you will see AssemblyInfo.cs. Right-click this and click Properties...set the build action to None. For VB (I am not a VB guy) but the easiest way I saw was to right-click the project in the Solution Explorer > Unload...right-click again > Edit...search for AssemblyInfo. You should see <Compile Include="<Project>\AssemblyInfo.vb" />...remove this line and reload the project. On the next build you should see the .ecfg generate without the GUID.

The main reason we use this pattern is to help avoid name collisions...avoiding the case where more than one developer creates a acme.ecfg.
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KarenRobine
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Thanks John. I had a feeling that was the reason why. Makes perfect sense.
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NeilClemmons
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For a VB project, you can find the ApplicationInfo.vb file under My Project in the Solution Explorer.  Make sure you click the Show All Files button at the top of the listview or you won't be able to expand the My Project node.  You can edit the file without unloading the project.
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