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How to open recent solution in vb2012

When we click File >> Recent Projects and Solutions, we get the recent of "vbproj", not "sln".  How can we open a recent solution in vb 2012?
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
here is a sample of the screen:

File > Open > Project/Solution

In the open dialog set filter on *.sln files then pick and open your solution.

You will then find your SLN file in your recent projects and solutions opened
Have you only been opening vbproj files recently? Try above approach to open a solution and then see if it appears in the recent list.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
We open by going to the folder since SLN in "recent" are not displayed.

Yes we have opened solution and saved them but only see "vbproj".

Yet another PC it does display SLN.
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
I have not checked in 2012, and it is not available where I am right now, but in previous versions, unlike other applications that register a file in the recent list just by opening it, Visual Studio requires that you modify the file in order to list it in one of the recent lists.

A solution or project is mainly a list of files with a few extras. If you simply open a project or solution and do not make changes that modify the file system in the project or one of these information, the file is not changed and is thus not listed.

When you created the projects, or the last time you opened them, you made changes to the file system in the project, so they got registered. When later you tried to open the solutions, you did not make such changes, so they did not record.

Simply open a solution through File...Open Project, add a dummy file and get out of Visual Studio after saving the solution. The .sln should be recorded in the list of recent files and be present when you restart Visual Studio. You can then delete the dummy file.
rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Ok seems to work; had to open and modify in order to have it on the list (usually just by opening other MS apps displays it).
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