Hello!

In this video I showed how to manually rename LightWave 3D Plug-In project files in Visual Studio Community 2015 (but procedure in different versions will be pretty much the same).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nfSxWqwpkc

Rename of project, files and plug-in name is probably one of the first changes which somebody who wants to modify 3rd party developer plug-in code after the first successful compilation, will try to do.

Microsoft Visual Studio Solution (.sln),
[name].vcxproj,
[name].vcxproj.filters
are text files, which you can open in any text editor, and modify.
I used ConTEXT advanced programmers' editor

Before doing any such serious manual modification of Visual Studio project, archive everything, so you will be able to go back!

Best Regards!