We recommend using Visual Studio 2017
This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

<name> is not a valid project name.

Visual Studio 2008

This error generally occurs when the File.NewProject command is issued from the Command window or Find/Command box and an incorrect project name is entered for projectname.

To correct this error

  • Verify that the project name does not contain extra spaces and is not a reserved word such as NUL, CON, or AUX.


    Re-type the command, omitting the project name.