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How to: Upgrade Projects Created in Visual Studio .NET 2002 or 2003 

This topic has been updated for Visual Studio 2005 SP1.

Use this procedure to convert a solution or project created in Visual Studio .NET 2002 or Visual Studio .NET 2003 to the project file format that used by Visual Studio 2005.

To upgrade a project created in Visual Studio .NET 2002 or 2003

  1. Run Visual Studio 2005.

  2. On the File menu, point to Open and then click Project/Solution, Web Site, or File, depending on the kind of project you are upgrading.

  3. Select a .vcproj, .vbproj, .csproj, .vjsproj, or .sln file, and then click OK.

    If Visual Studio detects that the project or file was created in Visual Studio .NET 2002 or 2003, the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard opens.

  4. Complete the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard.

    For more information about how to use the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard that includes instructons on handling failed upgrades, see Visual Studio Conversion Wizard.

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