Upgrading to Visual Studio 2012

Posted on 2012-09-20
Last Modified: 2012-09-21
Im planning to upgrade to 2012. Will I lose my 2010 projects after installing or would this install independent to previous versions. Will it overwrite the app  directory?
Will I upgrade my projects to this version?
What are the steps I need to do and watch for? thanks
Question by:zachvaldez
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    They can all be installed side by side, no problem.
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    by:Jaime Olivares
    Both Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 can co-exist without problems, as in previous versions of Visual Studio.
    If you try to open a solution with 2012, you will be asked to upgrade your solution, which is a safe operation. if you don't want that, just create a copy of your entire solution folder.

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    What's your experience using new version?
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    Not tried myself but I have heard that VS2012 and VS2010 use same solution file so you can continue to open the solution in both versions without changes.
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    by:Éric Moreau
    I have both on my PC (because Crystal Reports for VS2010 is not working in VS2012) and I don't have any issues.

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