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Visual J# Upgrade Wizard

Visual Studio 2005


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Visual J# includes an Upgrade Wizard to assist you in upgrading your projects from Visual J++ 6.0 to Visual J#.

To access the Upgrade Wizard, open any Visual J++ 6.0 solution (.sln) file or project (.vjp) file in Visual J#. If the Visual J++ solution has more than one project, the wizard is started for each project.

The wizard then takes you through a series of steps to identify issues in upgrading and running your application on Visual J#. The issues detected are displayed in an upgrade report. For more information, see Visual J# Upgrade Report.

The wizard creates a new project in the same location as the original project, and adds the source files from the Visual J++ project to the new project. No changes are made to the source code. The wizard analyzes the source files to determine whether there are any issues in upgrading the project to Visual J#. The results of the analysis are used to set the appropriate project properties in the upgraded project. All unsupported functionality issues and compatibility issues detected in the analysis are added to the upgrade report.

The wizard attempts to add references to COM and .NET Framework components detected as being used by the project. Resource (.resources and .properties) files in the project are also upgraded to the .NET Framework resource (.resx) file format by the wizard.

On the first page of the wizard, you can choose one of the following:


Cancels the upgrade to Visual J#.


Takes you to the second page of the wizard.


Upgrades the project immediately, without analyzing the project files. You will have to manually make any changes required to the new project properties and source files, in order to build and run the upgraded project.

For help using the wizard, press F1 while the wizard is displayed.

In This Section

Upgrade Wizard: Choose a Project Type

Provides details on using the wizard to choose a project type.

Upgrade Wizard: Add Project References

Provides details on using the wizard to add project references.

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