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I am working a project that a previous employee did.
It was a project that was converted from VB6 to VB2008 to VB2010.
I can open the modules and I can view the code of the forms.

but when I go to view the forms I get a:
"There is no editor available for frmMain.vb
Make sure the application for the file type (.vb) is installed"

The file properties are:
Build Action - Compile
Copy to Output - Do no copy
Custom Tool - blank
Custom Tool Namespace - blank
File name frmMain.vb
Full path  {path is correct}

I have tried right clicking and used open with:
VB Form Editor (Default)
I've tried all of them listed and none will open the application.

I have found an older version of the solution and can open it, but it is not the latest greatest and
I don't know what is different about it. This is running production equipment and one of the tests
does not work with the older version.

what I am missing?
thanks,
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Question by:Adam_930
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by:Éric Moreau
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it looks like you haven't install Visual Studio. Or that you only installed the C# portion of it.
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by:Adam_930
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Eric,
When I go to the Help - About it says I have Visual Studio 2010 Professional

Installed products:
 - MS Office Dev Tools, MS VB 2010, MS V C# 2010, MS V C++ 2010, etc

I can create, compile, build, a new solution
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by:Éric Moreau
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Is it possible that your solution/project has been converted to 2012 or 2013 or 2014? Open the .sln file in a text editor and check the version
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by:Adam_930
ID: 40346208
Both Solutions:
Gage.sln - the one I cannot open the forms on
Test.sln - the one I just created

both .sln files say there are MS VS Sol file, version 11.00
# Visual Studio 2010

Gage - Any CPU
Test - x86

When I go to the project properties, both are Application Type: Windows Forms Application
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by:Adam_930
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I saw where someone just rebuilt the project before opening any form up.
I tried this and I am now able to open my form.... but
the OLD application I can compile and do not get any errors or warnings.
the CORRECT application I can compile, but I get no errors but a number of warnings.
I am going to make my change and see if it works for me this time....
I will let you know.
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by:Éric Moreau
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the joy of VS! sometime a Clean and Rebuild are fixing stuff we didn't suspect!
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by:Adam_930
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Well it ended up being more painful than hoped, but your reference issue was the target issue.
I was able to eventually get the form to open, modified and saved.
we are testing the changes.
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