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Confusion when opening VS 2005 project in VS 2008

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I installed the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008 today.

Initially when I would open any of my 2005 projects (.NET 2.0) it would
simply open them. Now the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard is showing up
everytime. Why is this and how can I bypass this?

Thanks!
Nov 21 '07 #1
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You have to finish the conversion process and then save off the resulting
solution file. After that, open using the new solution file.

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Gregory A. Beamer
MVP, MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

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"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
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>I installed the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008 today.

Initially when I would open any of my 2005 projects (.NET 2.0) it would
simply open them. Now the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard is showing up
everytime. Why is this and how can I bypass this?

Thanks!

Nov 21 '07 #2

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Seems that you have some errors during conversion, which needs your attention.
That's why this window exists when you open project next time

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"Cirene" wrote:
I installed the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008 today.

Initially when I would open any of my 2005 projects (.NET 2.0) it would
simply open them. Now the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard is showing up
everytime. Why is this and how can I bypass this?

Thanks!
Nov 21 '07 #3

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What I am saying is this...

- Dev enviroment was VS 2005, .NET 2.0.
- I Installed VS 2008.
- I opened various projects created in VS 2005 in 2008 and it DID NOT run me
thru any conversion wizard.
- Later on I go back into VS 2008 and whenever I open up ANY project (which
was created in VS 2005) it opens up the conversion wizard EVERY TIME.

Any ideas why?

Thanks!

"Cowboy (Gregory A. Beamer)" <No************@comcast.netNoSpamMwrote in
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You have to finish the conversion process and then save off the resulting
solution file. After that, open using the new solution file.

--
Gregory A. Beamer
MVP, MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

*************************************************
| Think outside the box! |
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"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:ex****************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>I installed the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008 today.

Initially when I would open any of my 2005 projects (.NET 2.0) it would
simply open them. Now the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard is showing up
everytime. Why is this and how can I bypass this?

Thanks!


Nov 21 '07 #4

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I'm not too familiar, yet, with VS 2008, but I believe it
has the capacity to target both 2005 *and* 2008 projects.

Look for an option you can set which allows you to target 2005 projects.


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"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
What I am saying is this...

- Dev enviroment was VS 2005, .NET 2.0.
- I Installed VS 2008.
- I opened various projects created in VS 2005 in 2008 and it DID NOT run me thru any conversion wizard.
- Later on I go back into VS 2008 and whenever I open up ANY project (which was created in VS 2005) it opens up the
conversion wizard EVERY TIME.

Any ideas why?

Thanks!

"Cowboy (Gregory A. Beamer)" <No************@comcast.netNoSpamMwrote in message
news:ee*************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>You have to finish the conversion process and then save off the resulting solution file. After that, open using the
new solution file.

--
Gregory A. Beamer
MVP, MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

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| Think outside the box! |
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"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message news:ex****************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>>I installed the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008 today.

Initially when I would open any of my 2005 projects (.NET 2.0) it would simply open them. Now the Visual Studio
Conversion Wizard is showing up everytime. Why is this and how can I bypass this?

Thanks!



Nov 21 '07 #5

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If you want to "preserve" your VS 2005 solution files, make a copy of each in
the same folder with "2008" in the filename. These should be opened in VS
2008, allow the conversion process to complete, fix any errors, then save the
new 2008 .sln file.
Now you can open the 2008 .sln files with VS 2008, or the original .sln
files with VS 2005. Project files generally go either way with no problems.

--Peter
"Inside every large program, there is a small program trying to get out."
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
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"Cirene" wrote:
I installed the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008 today.

Initially when I would open any of my 2005 projects (.NET 2.0) it would
simply open them. Now the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard is showing up
everytime. Why is this and how can I bypass this?

Thanks!
Nov 21 '07 #6

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Thanks Peter. So, I can't open the original 2005 sln file with 2008?

"Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" <pb*******@yahoo.NoSpamMaam.comwrote in message
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If you want to "preserve" your VS 2005 solution files, make a copy of each
in
the same folder with "2008" in the filename. These should be opened in VS
2008, allow the conversion process to complete, fix any errors, then save
the
new 2008 .sln file.
Now you can open the 2008 .sln files with VS 2008, or the original .sln
files with VS 2005. Project files generally go either way with no
problems.

--Peter
"Inside every large program, there is a small program trying to get out."
http://www.eggheadcafe.com
http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
http://www.blogmetafinder.com

"Cirene" wrote:
>I installed the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008 today.

Initially when I would open any of my 2005 projects (.NET 2.0) it would
simply open them. Now the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard is showing up
everytime. Why is this and how can I bypass this?

Thanks!

Nov 21 '07 #7

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It is possible, the first time, that it targeted to 2.0, which would leave
the old format. Now, you need to save to the new format to avoid conversion
every time. Save solution as on the file menu and you can save over the top.
I would expect that works fine.

--
Gregory A. Beamer
MVP, MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

*************************************************
| Think outside the box!
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"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
What I am saying is this...

- Dev enviroment was VS 2005, .NET 2.0.
- I Installed VS 2008.
- I opened various projects created in VS 2005 in 2008 and it DID NOT run
me thru any conversion wizard.
- Later on I go back into VS 2008 and whenever I open up ANY project
(which was created in VS 2005) it opens up the conversion wizard EVERY
TIME.

Any ideas why?

Thanks!

"Cowboy (Gregory A. Beamer)" <No************@comcast.netNoSpamMwrote in
message news:ee*************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>You have to finish the conversion process and then save off the resulting
solution file. After that, open using the new solution file.

--
Gregory A. Beamer
MVP, MCP: +I, SE, SD, DBA

*********************************************** **
| Think outside the box! |
*********************************************** **
"Cirene" <te**@test.comwrote in message
news:ex****************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>>I installed the RTM version of Visual Studio 2008 today.

Initially when I would open any of my 2005 projects (.NET 2.0) it would
simply open them. Now the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard is showing up
everytime. Why is this and how can I bypass this?

Thanks!



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