<project.dbproj> cannot be opened because its project type (.dbproj) is not supported by this version of the application. To open it, please use a version that supports this type of project.

Recently, I saw this error while trying to open up a .dbproj project file on my Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite. I thought that team suite might support all the project types, but that was not the case. I tried to figure out what’s the issue here and figured out that we need to install “Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR” to get the .dbproj project support to Visual Studio.

You can download the VSTS 2008 Database Edition GDR from here.

Please note: The database project is supported only in Team Suite and Database Edition on Visual Studio 2008.

Comments (3)

  1. Praveen says:

    Thanks for the link, once installed I am able to see the dbproj.


  2. Kiran says:

    Thanks. It is working like charm.

  3. Prateek says:

    I am having VSTS 2008 with GDR but still I am getting this error while opening the DB project. Please assist asap. thanks.

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