We read very often how to have a good architecture for a .NET project, but I don't read very often how to structure the folders of the project.
You might think it's a minor problem, but it's also important to have a good folder structure and especially one that is always the same, to make it easier to find things at a glance and also to make it easier for other people to get into the project faster.
In the picture below you can see my typical structure of a project.
Let's see what each item is.
- artifacts: where the build.cmd script puts the artifacts
- build: build customizations
- docs: markdown files, installation instructions, help files. I use this folder to put the Docusaurus project
- lib: if you have a custom library outside of NuGet, you can copy the files here
- samples: sample projects to use your solution or projects
- src: the code of your projects
- tests: all the tests projects live here
- .editorconfig: coding styles and other settings for your environment
- .gitignore: I think you don't need a description about it
- build.cmd: the script to build the project and create artifacts (I don't use it very often)
- LICENSE: the license file of your project. Useful especially for GitHub
- Project001.sln: the solution file of your projects
- README.md: useful for GitHub but also to give an overview of the project to the other people involved
Out of my curiosity: do you have a fixed structure for projects like me? Share yours in the comments!