Vs 2010/2012 install same mamachine

Posted on 2012-09-03
Last Modified: 2012-09-03
Is it possible to install VS 2012 on a machine with Vs 2010 already installed, without incompatibilities.
Question by:rflorencio
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    Yes. I've got 2008, 2010, and 2012 all installed on my work machine (as do my coworkers).
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    by:käµfm³d 👽

    One thing to be aware of is that if you open an older project in a newer version, the newer VS will ask if you'd like to convert the project to that version. You may or may not want to do this depending on your environment.
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    If you have a project in VS2010, you can then open it with VS2010 and VS2012 without any upgrade (they are compatible).

    Visual Studio will create a new in the root (<project name>.v11.suo) but you can use both versions for the same project  ... that's nice! :)

    You only need to upgrade from VS2008 to a newer version.
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    by:käµfm³d 👽
    You only need to upgrade from VS2008 to a newer version.
    Ah, did not realize that jpaulino. Good to know!

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