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Upgrading from 2003 to 2005

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I know it's in Beta 2, but I can't report any good experiences with
upgrading a project form 2003 to 2005.

I tried to upgrade a 2003 project to C# Express 2005. My application has
hardly anything, as I'd just started on it. It contains just a main form,
and about box and a few class files.

After upgrading it - which seemed to go smoothly, my main form wouldn't
load. Some errors because of a custom control that I had created. I
deleted the references to the custom control. No problem, I thought, I'll
just stick them back later.

The main form still has various errors.
I figure, bugger it, I delete the main form and start again...

Still errors. Can you believe it? I have deleted the MainForm so that
there is *no* form at all and it's still telling me that 'Could not find
'NameSpace.MainForm' specified for Main method'

If I double-click the error in the 'Error List' it doesn't do anything. It
doesn't go anywhere... Which is probably good since it doesn't exist, but
nevertheless.

So, it looks like I will just have to create a new project and add all my
code by hand.
As I thought. No major drama, but you've been warned. This was the
nastiest upgrade I've yet to see ;-)
Nov 17 '05 #1
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Hi,

What are the errors you are getting?

also what version of 2005 you have ? there are several going around.

cheers,

--
Ignacio Machin,
ignacio.machin AT dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department Of Transportation
"Spurry Moses" <no@no.com> wrote in message
news:op***************@adsl-48-57.swiftdsl.com.au...
I know it's in Beta 2, but I can't report any good experiences with
upgrading a project form 2003 to 2005.

I tried to upgrade a 2003 project to C# Express 2005. My application has
hardly anything, as I'd just started on it. It contains just a main form,
and about box and a few class files.

After upgrading it - which seemed to go smoothly, my main form wouldn't
load. Some errors because of a custom control that I had created. I
deleted the references to the custom control. No problem, I thought, I'll
just stick them back later.

The main form still has various errors.
I figure, bugger it, I delete the main form and start again...

Still errors. Can you believe it? I have deleted the MainForm so that
there is *no* form at all and it's still telling me that 'Could not find
'NameSpace.MainForm' specified for Main method'

If I double-click the error in the 'Error List' it doesn't do anything. It
doesn't go anywhere... Which is probably good since it doesn't exist, but
nevertheless.

So, it looks like I will just have to create a new project and add all my
code by hand.
As I thought. No major drama, but you've been warned. This was the
nastiest upgrade I've yet to see ;-)

Nov 17 '05 #2

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"Spurry Moses" <no@no.com> wrote in message
news:op***************@adsl-48-57.swiftdsl.com.au...
I know it's in Beta 2, but I can't report any good experiences with
upgrading a project form 2003 to 2005.

I tried to upgrade a 2003 project to C# Express 2005. My application has
hardly anything, as I'd just started on it. It contains just a main form,
and about box and a few class files.

After upgrading it - which seemed to go smoothly, my main form wouldn't
load. Some errors because of a custom control that I had created. I
deleted the references to the custom control. No problem, I thought, I'll
just stick them back later.

The main form still has various errors.
I figure, bugger it, I delete the main form and start again...

Still errors. Can you believe it? I have deleted the MainForm so that
there is *no* form at all and it's still telling me that 'Could not find
'NameSpace.MainForm' specified for Main method'

If I double-click the error in the 'Error List' it doesn't do anything. It
doesn't go anywhere... Which is probably good since it doesn't exist, but
nevertheless.

So, it looks like I will just have to create a new project and add all my
code by hand.
As I thought. No major drama, but you've been warned. This was the
nastiest upgrade I've yet to see ;-)


Sorry but this isn't the right NG to discuss beta issues, the forums on
http://forums.microsoft.com are specialy dedicated to this kind of
questions.
Note that I've converted a lot of v1.x projects to VS Beta2 (not the xpress
ed. though) without too many problems and all of them could easely be
resolved.
Willy.
Nov 17 '05 #3

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Hello Willy,

The 'right' place to find information is where the information one is
seeking is provided. The forums you are talking about are only one place to
find information and the facts are the forums are not being used that much
and the people who are there to help out are overwhelmed and can not answer
everything. There is no 'official' newsgroup or forum or Microsoft would say
so themselves.

If this were not true and factual Microsoft would not have stated the
following on the homepage at forums.microsoft.com...

<Microsoft's official statement...>
If you don't find the product or technology you are trying to locate we may
not have a forum for it yet; please review the list of available Newsgroups
( http://www.microsoft.com/communities...s/default.mspx ).
</ Microsoft's official statement...>

People need help and they need and want to interact with one another.
Telling them to go away does neither. Chill out Willy.

<%= Clinton Gallagher
METROmilwaukee (sm) "A Regional Information Service"
NET csgallagher AT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://metromilwaukee.com/
URL http://clintongallagher.metromilwaukee.com/
"Willy Denoyette [MVP]" <wi*************@telenet.be> wrote in message
news:ul**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...

"Spurry Moses" <no@no.com> wrote in message
news:op***************@adsl-48-57.swiftdsl.com.au...
I know it's in Beta 2, but I can't report any good experiences with
upgrading a project form 2003 to 2005.

I tried to upgrade a 2003 project to C# Express 2005. My application has
hardly anything, as I'd just started on it. It contains just a main form,
and about box and a few class files.

After upgrading it - which seemed to go smoothly, my main form wouldn't
load. Some errors because of a custom control that I had created. I
deleted the references to the custom control. No problem, I thought, I'll
just stick them back later.

The main form still has various errors.
I figure, bugger it, I delete the main form and start again...

Still errors. Can you believe it? I have deleted the MainForm so that
there is *no* form at all and it's still telling me that 'Could not find
'NameSpace.MainForm' specified for Main method'

If I double-click the error in the 'Error List' it doesn't do anything.
It doesn't go anywhere... Which is probably good since it doesn't exist,
but nevertheless.

So, it looks like I will just have to create a new project and add all my
code by hand.
As I thought. No major drama, but you've been warned. This was the
nastiest upgrade I've yet to see ;-)


Sorry but this isn't the right NG to discuss beta issues, the forums on
http://forums.microsoft.com are specialy dedicated to this kind of
questions.
Note that I've converted a lot of v1.x projects to VS Beta2 (not the
xpress ed. though) without too many problems and all of them could easely
be resolved.
Willy.

Nov 17 '05 #4

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I'm sorry but I have to disagree, these NG are not about finding
information, it's about finding help on the topic of the NG, the forums are
set-up especially to help people with Beta issues, the forums are monitored
by MSFT employees looking for Whidbey issues, while these NG's are not.
Moreover, if you have bad experiences with a product which is in beta, you
need to file an issue at lab.msdn.microsoft.com, that way you will help the
community and MSFT much more than starting a thread that goes like this,
.... I have no problems, ... I had the same issue, this is M$FT crap...
I don't mind to discuss concrete beta issues here as long as they are more
or less on topic, so let's say general C# issues, what OP posted here is
about VS project migration, so at least he could have posted to the VS NG's.

Willy.


"clintonG" <cs*********@REMOVETHISTEXTmetromilwaukee.com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
Hello Willy,

The 'right' place to find information is where the information one is
seeking is provided. The forums you are talking about are only one place
to find information and the facts are the forums are not being used that
much and the people who are there to help out are overwhelmed and can not
answer everything. There is no 'official' newsgroup or forum or Microsoft
would say so themselves.

If this were not true and factual Microsoft would not have stated the
following on the homepage at forums.microsoft.com...

<Microsoft's official statement...>
If you don't find the product or technology you are trying to locate we
may not have a forum for it yet; please review the list of available
Newsgroups (
http://www.microsoft.com/communities...s/default.mspx ).
</ Microsoft's official statement...>

People need help and they need and want to interact with one another.
Telling them to go away does neither. Chill out Willy.

<%= Clinton Gallagher
METROmilwaukee (sm) "A Regional Information Service"
NET csgallagher AT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://metromilwaukee.com/
URL http://clintongallagher.metromilwaukee.com/
"Willy Denoyette [MVP]" <wi*************@telenet.be> wrote in message
news:ul**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...

"Spurry Moses" <no@no.com> wrote in message
news:op***************@adsl-48-57.swiftdsl.com.au...
I know it's in Beta 2, but I can't report any good experiences with
upgrading a project form 2003 to 2005.

I tried to upgrade a 2003 project to C# Express 2005. My application has
hardly anything, as I'd just started on it. It contains just a main
form, and about box and a few class files.

After upgrading it - which seemed to go smoothly, my main form wouldn't
load. Some errors because of a custom control that I had created. I
deleted the references to the custom control. No problem, I thought,
I'll just stick them back later.

The main form still has various errors.
I figure, bugger it, I delete the main form and start again...

Still errors. Can you believe it? I have deleted the MainForm so that
there is *no* form at all and it's still telling me that 'Could not find
'NameSpace.MainForm' specified for Main method'

If I double-click the error in the 'Error List' it doesn't do anything.
It doesn't go anywhere... Which is probably good since it doesn't exist,
but nevertheless.

So, it looks like I will just have to create a new project and add all
my code by hand.
As I thought. No major drama, but you've been warned. This was the
nastiest upgrade I've yet to see ;-)


Sorry but this isn't the right NG to discuss beta issues, the forums on
http://forums.microsoft.com are specialy dedicated to this kind of
questions.
Note that I've converted a lot of v1.x projects to VS Beta2 (not the
xpress ed. though) without too many problems and all of them could easely
be resolved.
Willy.


Nov 17 '05 #5

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