Last post Apr 02, 2007 11:23 AM by bthomas71chevy
Jan 13, 2007 04:53 PM|ednaq|LINK
I have spent the past 6 hours trying to convert my VS2003 project into VS2005.
I downloaded SQL Server 2005 Trial, not realizing that it would automatically download and install VS2005. So I figured now was as good a time as any to migrate, since Microsoft is always touting how simple and streamlined the migration is. What a bunch
I followed several tutorials on "how to migrate.." Seems simple enough- I backed up my 2003 Project, opened the Solution file in 2005, and the Conversion Wizard popped up. I followed the prompts, and it says the project was successfully converted. BUT the
Solution Explorer says "myProject (unavailable)" with "The project file cannot be loaded." underneath it. When I double click it, a dialog box pops up saying "The application for project 'http://localhost/myProject/myProject.vbproj' is not installed. Make
sure the application for the project type (.vbproj) is installed."
I googled the error message, only to find many people having the same problem, but with no solutions! It's days like today where I wish I learned PHP instead....
Please, if anybody can help, I would greatly appreciate it. I can't waste any more time on what was supposed to be a "simple migration"...
Jan 13, 2007 05:15 PM|ednaq|LINK
Also, I am running Media Center 2005 with both Framework 1.1 and 2.0 installed (as well as VS03 and 05)
Jan 15, 2007 05:40 PM|ianmain|LINK
Is it a web project or client project?
Jan 18, 2007 04:15 PM|ednaq|LINK
Web project. The problem became so frustrating that I uninstalled everything 2005. I don't think I'll be migrating for quite some time.
Jan 18, 2007 04:24 PM|ianmain|LINK
Jan 19, 2007 12:57 PM|ednaq|LINK
The problem is, microsoft assumes we'll do their beta-testing for them, instead of hiring an adequate team. Problems like these don't arise from the likes of Adobe or Autodesk...
Jan 25, 2007 09:36 AM|Dennis van de Laar|LINK
maybe Installing Service pack1 could solve your problem. When you install this web project are available again. I think this is essential for the migration. between now and a week i will also migrate my .net 1.1 project to .net2.0. I will install the new
service pack hopefully it will convert good.
Jan 28, 2007 03:41 PM|ianmain|LINK
Bad news I'm afraid. I installed SP1 right after I installed VS2005. When I opened my VS2003 generated solution it asked if I wanted to run the upgrade wizard on my solution. I said yas. After it finished it said I needed to right click on my web application
and make it a web project (or similar wording). I did that too.
I've still had heaps of problems. No smooth upgrade path for me.
Next time I'm not going to believe a word of it but will definately be using 2 PCs (one for current apps and one for the upgraded one).
Apr 02, 2007 11:23 AM|bthomas71chevy|LINK
I can't tell from what you said if you were able to get your 1.1 Web App converted to 2.0 or not, but I found that with the "new" WAP install, I had to point at the sln (solution file) and not the .vbproj file for a successful conversion.
(where as I think I was able to point at the .vbproj at one time?!?!)