Tuesday, June 23, 2009 12:35 PMHi,
I have a .Net C# Solution, created by some other peple long before.
When i open the solution it opens in 2005 IDE with "Conversion Wizard".
Which means it is of old version. so i just opened the project file in 2003 IDE.
I got the error message as "The project file is missing the 'VisualStudioProject' section."
When i opened the prj in notepad it having
and the sln file is having
Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 9.00
# Visual Studio 2005
Please help me out...Thanks in advance
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:27 PMModeratorOnce a SLN/PROJ file is open in a newer version you can't go back to the older version. If you intend to use VS2005 then open the SLN in VS2005 so it can be upgraded. You won't be able to use VS2003 anymore. 8.0 indicates that it is a VS2003 project. The SLN is a VS2005 solution. You should open the project file up in VS2005 so it'll be upgraded properly. You can then use VS2005 to work in. There is little benefit in using VS200 (and technically there is no benefit in not upgrading to VS2008 over VS2005). Be sure to upgrade VS2005 to SP1.
Michael Taylor - 6/23/09
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:56 PM
Thank for your reply..Michael
Thursday, December 22, 2011 4:51 AM
I also have the same problem which is mentioned in the first thread but i dont want to convert to VS 2005 from VS2003. I am unable to open in VS 2003.Please do suggest me. I have SP2 for 2.0, 3.0 and SP1 for 3.5
Thursday, December 22, 2011 2:35 PMModerator
If you want to do v2.0 development then you need VS2005. There are no workarounds.
If you are sticking with v1.x and have not yet opened the solution and projects in VS2005 then you can continue to use VS2003. Once the solution and projects have been converted to VS2005 you can't go back. The only recourse is to get the pre-converted file(s).
Michael Taylor - 12/22/2011