Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How to use solutions and projects between VS 2005 and VS 2008

Having two team members working on the same solution, one using VS2008 and the other using VS2005, what are the odds they can actually work together??

Once solutions are opened in VS2008 you'll not be able to open them back in VS2005 as the version number in the sln file is changed to 10.00, there's an obvious workaround of changing the version number back to 9.00 but this is not supported of course.

On the other hand projects opened in VS2008 and converted can still be opened in VS2005 (I actually tried it and it worked normally :):)) So the other workaround that you can use is to have separate Solution files, one for VS2008 and one for VS2005 with your projects added to them so that both team members can work normally.

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