I'm eager to try PTVS with my current project, but when I attempt to use File > New > Project From Existing Code, I get an error dialog saying
Files and folders cannot be:
- Empty strings
- System reserved names, including 'CON', 'AUX', 'PRN', 'COM1', or 'LPT2' - contain only'.'
- have any of the following characters: / ? : & \ * " < > | # %
After that, some, but not all, of the files and folders in my current project appear in the Solution Explorer. Entire sub-folders are missing, perhaps because there were troublesome files somewhere in them...?
I don't know of any files in my project that violate those rules. I'd be glad to change or omit them, but the dialog doesn't mention
which of my files don't follow the rules, and with hundreds of files in the project it'd be too time-consuming to try to figure out which ones were causing the problem.
Is there any way to get VS to tell me what files it doesn't like?
Also, how does VS determine which files to include in the project? I have a number of .mako files, for example, that don't seem to be getting added by the import process, but I am able to add them manually.