Tool for converting VS 2008 project and solution files to VS 2005.

Jun 4, 2009 at 11:59 PM
Edited Jun 5, 2009 at 12:02 AM

Hi Everyone,

A couple of people were having problems opening my examples in VS 2005. I’ve since uploaded a 2005 solution subfolder (Chapter05-Serialization\Lesson2-XmlSerialization\VisualStudio2005Solution) to CodePlex. I used a tool from the below article to convert the solution and project files from VS 2008 to VS 2005:

http://www.emmet-gray.com/Articles/ProjectConverter.htm

I've also added the tool to our Misc source code folder. Please note that this tool will only convert the project and solution files. Any .NET 3.0 or 3.5 features being used in your code will not be converted. This was ok for me since I used the multi-targeting feature in 2008 to create all my projects against version 2.0 of the framework. For some more info on multi-targeting check out:

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/06/20/vs-2008-multi-targeting-support.aspx

Hope it helps.

Cheers, Duncan