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Going from VS 2005 to VS 2013 (Visual Basic.net) - What (if any) are the issues?

Posted on 2014-09-11
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I am currently using Visual Studio Pro 2005 and programming in Visual Basic.net.  I am thinking about getting VS Pro 2013.

Can I open my current 2005 programs in 2013, edit them, save them, compile and deploy them with 2013?

What issues might I encounter?  I'm wondering how much of a learning curve there will be and major differences.

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by:Éric Moreau
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Is it a winforms App? In This case, there should be any problems. Be sure to change the targeted framework to at least 4.0
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There are many differences moving from VB 2005 to the current version. One of the things being that migrating a 2005 project to a higher version using the conversion wizard will usually target .Net 2.0 by default. You might need to manually change the .Net version being targeted.
Just this one change will break a lot of the old code

I would suggest that you try converting the old project to 2013 and see what conversion errors arise

Here's an article which might help. It targets 2008 but most of it should apply to 2013 as well
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ywsayxak(v=vs.90).aspx

Also have a look at this converter
http://vsprojectconverter.codeplex.com/
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by:AndyAinscow
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You should not experience any particular problems.
Just remember the conversion is a one way process.  The VS 2013 solution can not be opened in VS 2005 at a later date.
As to new things - there will be quite a number to learn especially the extensions/new classes brought in by later versions of .net.  (Rhetorical question: But for your current app if it works do you need them?)
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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If you change the targeted framework  you may find some depreciated items or items that have been replaced by newer constructs.
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Thanks everyone for the advice!
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