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Empty components does not load in Visual studio - RTC 4.0

Karthik Krishnan (8825118163) | asked Dec 05 '12, 9:34 a.m.
  • Visual studio 2010 with RTC 4.0 plugin
  • RTC 4.0
 When we try to load a stream, the empty components are not loaded (with empty folders)

Anyone has experienced this ?

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Sreerupa Sen (1.0k4) | answered Dec 06 '12, 1:06 p.m.
    Are you trying to load the components as top level folders? I tried this out and I see that even if you have selected to load the components as top level folders, those component folders are not being created for empty components. If that is indeed your use case., please open a bug on
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Karthik Krishnan commented Dec 07 '12, 1:44 a.m.

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Tim Mok (6.6k38) | answered Dec 05 '12, 11:45 a.m.
If there's nothing to load, what is the reason for loading components with empty folders? If you want to add files to source control, you can share a project into the component without loading it first.

Rogério Ramos da Silva commented Jan 03 '13, 9:01 a.m. | edited Jan 03 '13, 9:03 a.m.

Isn't true which new files on source control are from a project to be shared. I've faced lots of customers using the SCM to store documents, manuals, etc. In this case a empty component could host files handled outside Visual Studio. 'Cause this the new integration with Windows Explorer has been so expected. In other cases the guy who creates the components may not be one who uses it.

Tim Mok commented Jan 03 '13, 9:49 a.m.

My team has created Eclipse projects to store documents and such for ease of sharing and loading. Windows Shell integration is also a good solution for this but you'll have two clients to manage your RTC shares.

Creating a VS project might be useful but I'm not sure how that will affect your development environment. It doesn't create any problems in the Eclipse case.

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