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A Simple way to make VS.NET 2003 prjects back to VS.NET 2002 projects

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Submitted on: 1/1/2015 8:47:00 PM
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     Because VS.NET 2003 uses a new format (actually some new tags and version identifiers.), we cannot open those projects/solutions that created/modified by VS.NET 2003 with VS.NET 2002. Yet, there is a simple way to solve this problem.

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A Simple way to make VS.NET 2003 back to VS.NET 2002

Unruled Boy 2003-5-27

 

       Because VS.NET 2003 uses a new format (actually some new tags and version identifiers.), we cannot open those projects/solutions that created/modified by VS.NET 2003 with VS.NET 2002.

       Yet, there is a simple way to solve this problem.

 

       Step 1: Modify the Solution Files

              Change the first line of the solution files from ¡°Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 8.00¡± to ¡°Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 7.00¡±

 

       Step 2: Modify the Project Files

A.     For C Sharp:

<VisualStudioProject>

    <CSHARP

        ProjectType = "Local"

        ProductVersion = "7.10.3707"

        SchemaVersion = "2.0"

        ProjectGuid = "{20502969-7071-4065-BDB5-09EDB3C31E3C}"

>

 

Change the above lines to the following lines:

 

<VisualStudioProject>

    <CSHARP

        ProjectType = "Local"

        ProductVersion = "7.0.9466"

        SchemaVersion = "1.0"

        ProjectGuid = "{20502969-7071-4065-BDB5-09EDB3C31E3C}"

>

 

Beaware of the ProjectGuid, it should be same with actual ones.

 

B.     For Visual Basic.NET

    <VisualBasic

        ProjectType = "Local"

        ProductVersion = "7.10.3707"

        SchemaVersion = "2.0"

        ProjectGuid = "{6E100C4A-A121-4C1F-83BF-BE639BC59CF1}"

>

 

Change the above lines to the following lines:

 

   <VisualBasic

        ProjectType = "Local"

        ProductVersion = "7.0.9466"

        SchemaVersion = "1.0"

        ProjectGuid = "{6E100C4A-A121-4C1F-83BF-BE639BC59CF1}"

>

 

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