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VS2008 problem in creating or opening a project RRS feed

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  • I was facing a problem in opening or creating any Visual Studio 2008 project.Every time I was getting a message that:
     The tools version "3.5" is unrecognised.

    To solve this problem i make certain change in registry as:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSBuild]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSBuild\3.5]
    "DefaultToolsVersion"="2.0"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSBuild\ToolsVersions]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSBuild\ToolsVersions\2.0]
    "MSBuildToolsPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework\\v2.0.50727\\"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSBuild\ToolsVersions\3.5]
    "MSBuildToolsPath"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework\\v3.5\\"

    After doing above changes when i rebooted my system and tried to create a VS2008 project it gives a different error message as:

    the name of property stored under the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSBuild\ToolsVersions\2.0 has zero length
    Now what is this error and do somebody has any other solution??
    • Changed type abhinav sri Thursday, September 30, 2010 5:27 PM i was not getting any response
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:23 AM