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  • Hi,

    Just installed Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2017 | Version 15.9.8 | VisualStudio.15.Release/15.9.8+28307.481 and when I try to open an "old" solution created with VS 2015 I get the message "The Application is not installed" enclosed a pic of the message.

    Any idea what I can do do open the older Solutions?

    Any help and all the help is very much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    Vitor da Fonseca


    Monday, March 11, 2019 11:03 AM

Answers

  • Hi vdafonse,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    In Visual Studio 2017, go to Tools > Extensions and updates. At the upper-right search box, search for "integration". It should come up with Analysis or Diagnostic Tools (or similar). Click Disable, then Enable. Exit the dialog, and close Visual Studio. Relaunch and open your solution again. Your projects will still complain they can't be loaded because of incompatibilities, but now you can right-click them individually and select "Reload Project" and they should load fine.

    I refer to the similar thread: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/216061/project-incompatible-application-not-installed.html .

    Please feel free to let me know if it works or not.

    Best Regards,

    May


    MSDN Community Support Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact MSDNFSF@microsoft.com

    • Proposed as answer by May Luo-MSFT Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by vdafonse Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:02 AM
    Monday, March 11, 2019 2:26 PM

All replies

  • Hi vdafonse,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    In Visual Studio 2017, go to Tools > Extensions and updates. At the upper-right search box, search for "integration". It should come up with Analysis or Diagnostic Tools (or similar). Click Disable, then Enable. Exit the dialog, and close Visual Studio. Relaunch and open your solution again. Your projects will still complain they can't be loaded because of incompatibilities, but now you can right-click them individually and select "Reload Project" and they should load fine.

    I refer to the similar thread: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/216061/project-incompatible-application-not-installed.html .

    Please feel free to let me know if it works or not.

    Best Regards,

    May


    MSDN Community Support Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact MSDNFSF@microsoft.com

    • Proposed as answer by May Luo-MSFT Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by vdafonse Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:02 AM
    Monday, March 11, 2019 2:26 PM
  • does this also working for Visual Studio 2019?
    Friday, August 7, 2020 7:53 AM
  • it worked for me, with Visual Studio 2019
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:40 PM