External Tool (macro) not working


Following simple configuration not working:

Program: explorer.exe

Arguments: $SolutionDir$

Working directory: $ProjectFileDir$


Issue: running this tool opens the explorer with the 'My Documents' folder displayed. (not the the correct $SolutionDir$ path)

However the console output prints the command correctly (with the correct argument value)


Tool works fine if I hard code the path under arguments, without using the macro.



Unfortunately, run configurations don't support MSBuild properties yet. Please upvote the corresponding feature request: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/RIDER-19344


@Julia, thanks.


But this is not the feature/section i was refraining to, by External Tool I meant following


The highlighted is whats seems to be not working (?)


Ah, thanks! Sorry for my misunderstanding. That one looks like a bug: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/RIDER-22480

The workaround is to use $ProjectFileDir$ instead of $ProjectFileDir$


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