Unable to upgrade Lightswitch HTML project from VS2012 to VS2013 RRS feed


  • Hi Chris

    Except the upgrading procedure in the link I mentioned, some hints are also helpful to upgrade your Lightswitch project from VS 2012 to VS 2013.

    Extensibility projects created with the Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012 Extensibility Toolkit can be upgraded to run in Visual Studio 2013 by making a few modifications to the project files.

    1. Upgrade the Solution

    2. Modify the Lspkg Project File

    1. In the ProjectName.Client folder, select the ProjectName.Client file and open it in Notepad.
    2. At the top of the file change the ToolsVersion in the <Project> tag from “4.0” to “12.0”
    3. Locate the <PropertyGroup> that contains the line:

    <LightSwitchPath Condition=" '$(LightSwitchPath)' == '' ">$(Registry:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0@InstallDir)</LightSwitchPath>

    Refer Beth's post for further information: Upgrading LightSwitch Extension Projects to Visual Studio 2013

    In addition, these tips are also available for you to upgrading existing Lightswitch projects to Visual Studio 2013 RC.

    Best regards


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
    Click HERE to participate the survey.

    • Edited by Angie Xu Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by Angie Xu Monday, December 30, 2013 10:06 AM
    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:02 AM