MS Solution Launcher
Launch multiple instances of Visual Studio for Mac and/or Xamarin Studio easily!
You can also associate the application with all
.sln files on your Mac to have them open in a new instance of Visual Studio for Mac or Xamarin Studio.
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Associating all .sln files
If you associate all .sln files with MS Solution Launcher, any time you double click or otherwise open a .sln file, it will open inside its own instance of Visual Studio for Mac or Xamarin Studio!
- Find a .sln file in Finder
- Right click the .sln file and Get Info (or highlight the file and cmd + i
- Under the Open With section, click the drop-down list and click Choose
- Navigate to and select MS Solution Launcher
- Click Change All
Always open with...
By default, if you have both Visual Studio for Mac and Xamarin Studio installed, the launcher will ask you which one you'd like to open.
If you'd rather have it always open in one by default, you can change this in the
Preferences.json file located within the app's resources.
- Navigate to the
MS Solution Launcher.app(in Finder, right click and Show package contents).
- Open the
Preferences.jsonfile located inside the
- Change the value for the key
OpenWithto be either
- Save the file.
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