# 10 - How to Link/Share files between projects in Visual Studio

Date: 6/11/2008

Level: Beginner

Author: Derik Whittaker

Tags: Visual Studio

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In this episode we will learn how to use Visual Studio to link/share common files between projects.

By linking/sharing common files you can reduce the amount of effort needed to make common changes. This can also reduce the chance of errors due to missing a file or two.
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Images/Screen Shots:

Add File as Link
Shows the menu for adding a file as a Link

What a linked file looks like
Shows what a linked file should look like