VS2008 – Getting "Creating project ‘projectname’… project creation failed"

Symptom Cannot create a simple web application or a windows application project with Visual Studio 2008. Getting "Creating project ‘projectname’… project creation failed" Cause Few packages are marked as skipped for loading Resolution Ran devenv /resetskippkgs which reset the skipped packages, and those would be loaded inside the devenv   Hope this helps someone wandering…

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Getting “Unable to get the project file from the Web server” while opening a project in Visual Studio

I recently worked with a customer who was getting “Unable to get the project file from the Web server. Unable to open Web project ‘project’. The file path ‘c:\inetpub\wwwroot\project’ does not correspond to the URL ‘http://localhost/project’. The two need to map to the same server location" while opening it from Vistual Studio 2003. While checking…

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Getting "Unable to step. The operation could not be completed. A retry should be performed" while debugging in Visual Studio

Problem Description Getting below error messages while debugging an ASP.NET website in Visual Studio 2005 SP1 when stepping through, getting     “Unable to step. The operation could not be completed. A retry should be performed” After clicking OK on the dialog, getting     “The debugger cannot continue running the process. The operation could not be…

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Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 is now available

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 has shipped. You can download the .NET 3.5 from here. You can also check out the Visual Studio 2008 Express editions here. Check out ScottGu’s blog for more on this. More later.

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