vsrenamer_gui 1.1.5

dotnet tool install --global vsrenamer_gui --version 1.1.5
This package contains a .NET tool you can call from the shell/command line.
dotnet new tool-manifest # if you are setting up this repo
dotnet tool install --local vsrenamer_gui --version 1.1.5
This package contains a .NET tool you can call from the shell/command line.
#tool dotnet:?package=vsrenamer_gui&version=1.1.5
nuke :add-package vsrenamer_gui --version 1.1.5

Visual Studio Solution Renamer

Allows to rename a solution, its projects and namespaces.

Get started

dotnet tool install -g vsrenamer_gui

Under the hood

Here is the list of actions to be done during the process of renaming

  • Rename .sln file
  • Rename .csproj files
  • Rename parent folder of the projects
  • Update their relative paths in the .sln file
  • Set proper AssemblyName and RootNamespace in the .csproj files
  • Replace text in files. By default, *.cs *.xaml *.xml *.json *.asax *.cshtml *.config *.js


  • A single solution file only (.sln)
  • A single project (.csproj) per folder
  • C# projects only
  • No source version control history support

Be aware

  • No backup feature
  • No roll-back feature
  • No proper symlinks support
  • Tested with
    • Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 12.00
    • Visual Studio Version 16 (2019)
  • It's strongly recommended to perform renaming with the following two steps:
    1. Replace file content, review the changes and commit (svn, git, etc.)
    2. Rename files and folders


Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 was computed.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 was computed.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
Compatible target framework(s)
Included target framework(s) (in package)
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This package has no dependencies.

Version Downloads Last updated
1.1.5 675 10/24/2020
1.1.4 414 10/18/2020
1.1.3 487 10/18/2020
1.1.2 437 10/15/2020
1.1.1 562 10/10/2020
1.1.0 427 10/4/2020

Initial version