I have a Visual Studio 2008 solution into which I have imported a number of pre-existing projects. The projects are mixed-language sample code (C#, VB, C++/CLI). They currently have multiple configurations, but I want each project only to have only a single "Debug" configuration.
In the configuration manager, I deleted the other configurations (e.g. "Release"), but as I did so there was a warning message to tell me that they would not be deleted from the individual projects.
And indeed when I navigate to an individual project, it still has "Release" and other configurations, even though at the solution level there is only "Debug".
How can I best remove these extra configurations from each project? Am I overlooking some way to do this in the GUI, or should I just edit the project files directly?
In the Configuration Manager, select "Edit..." in the "Configuration" column for each project (not via the dropdown named Active solution configuration) that has configurations you want to remove.
In the dialog that pops up, mark each unwanted configuration and select "Remove".