Migrating from Visual Studio 2010 beta 1 to beta 2 – solution file change required

Having installed Visual Studio 2010 beta 2 on my freshly-reinstalled netbook (now with Windows 7 and and SSD – yummy) I found that my solution file from Visual Studio 2010 beta 1 wasn’t recognised properly: double-clicking on the file didn’t do anything. Opening the solution file manually was absolutely fine, but slightly less convenient than being able to double-click.

After a bit of investigation, I’ve found the solution. Manually edit the solution file, and change the first few lines from this:

Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 11.00
# Visual Studio 10

to this:

Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 11.00
# Visual Studio 2010

It’s just a case of changing "10" to "2010".

Hopefully between this and the linked SuperUser post, this should avoid others feeling the same level of bafflement :)

2 thoughts on “Migrating from Visual Studio 2010 beta 1 to beta 2 – solution file change required”

  1. At the risk of derailing the post – what make and model of netbook are you using, and what is the performance of Windows 7 & Visual Studio 2010 like?

    I was thinking of a setup like this for on the road coding, but was worried that Visual Studio would eat most of the netbooks around at the moment alive.

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  2. @Chris: I’m using a Samsung NC-10 with a shiny new Crucial M225 64GB SSD.

    I haven’t done much serious work with VS on it since reinstallation, but it was reasonably usable on XP before. I wouldn’t want to do *very* much coding with it, but it’s not horrendous for occasionally hacking something together.

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