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  • Question

  • I have just installed Visual Studio 2012.  I am trying to open a project that I created in 2012 however I am not having any luck.  The project works fine in Visual Studio 2010.

    Its an MVC project..nothing fancy.

    I try and open the 2010 project and it tells me its invalid.

    I try and click open and convert but there is nothing in the list.

    The only thing I found that might help was a project file from codeproject.  It seemed to convert to 2012 (Only because it gave me a message telling me that it did.  However still no joy for me when I try and open the project - same message "invalid file"

    Brendan

    Friday, April 5, 2013 6:47 PM

Answers

  • Are you talking about an Express version of VS? Then in some special scenarios you could run into problems because the Express versions do not support version control.

    If that is the case it might help (for smaller projects at least) to manually copy and paste the relevant code of your old-version project into a new VS 2012 project.

    Hope it helps,

    wizend

    • Marked as answer by Bob Shen Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:54 AM
    Saturday, April 6, 2013 2:43 PM
  • Do you have vs 2010 sp1 installed?  Vs 2012 will not change files from vs 2010 sp1 format.
    • Proposed as answer by Yatajga Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:44 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bob Shen Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:54 AM
    Saturday, April 6, 2013 3:00 PM

All replies

  • Are you talking about an Express version of VS? Then in some special scenarios you could run into problems because the Express versions do not support version control.

    If that is the case it might help (for smaller projects at least) to manually copy and paste the relevant code of your old-version project into a new VS 2012 project.

    Hope it helps,

    wizend

    • Marked as answer by Bob Shen Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:54 AM
    Saturday, April 6, 2013 2:43 PM
  • Do you have vs 2010 sp1 installed?  Vs 2012 will not change files from vs 2010 sp1 format.
    • Proposed as answer by Yatajga Saturday, April 6, 2013 7:44 PM
    • Marked as answer by Bob Shen Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:54 AM
    Saturday, April 6, 2013 3:00 PM
  • Sorry guys.  I have been away for a couple of weeks.

    Yes, I have sp1 installed. I tried to open the file this evening and it gave me this link..

    http://www.asp.net/whitepapers/mvc3-release-notes#upgrading


    Brendan Woods

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013 10:01 PM