Stuck on a problem opening vbproj or csproj files…


On my home dev box I couldn’t seem to open any of my projects (VB or C#), and whenever I tried I got this useful error;



The application for project ‘C:\Documents and Settings\Duncanma\My Documents\Visual Studio Projects\ConsoleApplication1\ConsoleApplication1.vbproj’ is not installed.


Make sure the application for the project type (.vbproj) is installed.


All I could find on the internet was the suggestion that I must have just C# Standard installed and therefore didn’t have VB available… but that wasn’t it (I have VS.NET Enterprise installed)… I was basically out of luck until I finally found this newsgroup discussion through .NET 247 (link). Even though I had completely uninstalled VS.NET and reinstalled, I followed the reinstall instructions from Mark Smith in that newsgroup post and it worked perfectly. It is possible that uninstalling and reinstalling the .NET Framework SDK would have done this for me as well (I wasn’t doing that in my normal reinstalls, I was only dealing with VS.NET 2003), but Mark’s solution was easy to try out and it worked…


Anyway, if you run into this problem… try following those steps and see if that helps!! If that fails, I’d considering calling PSS directly.

Comments (1)

  1. JoE says:

    HI, I HAD CREATE A FORM IN VB 6.0 THIS FORM HAS INPUT FIELDS (TEXT BOXES) THAT ALLOWS ME TO INSERT INFORATION FROM A MECHANIC SHOP IN ORDER TO PRINT A INVOICE BUT I GOT STUCK ON THE FIELD THAT CALCULATE THE LABOR * TAX% I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP ME WITH THIS LITTLE ISSUE, I WILL REALLY APPRECIATED YOUR HELP, LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO SEND YOU THE FIE THAT NEED TO BE MODIFY AND I LIKE TO SAVE IT AS A EXE IN ORDER TO INSTALLED IN ANOTHER PC THAT DOES NOT SUPORT VB FILES.

    sINCERELY,

    jOE