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Visual Studio 2013 vb.net Project Properties error: "The string for the root namespace must be a valid identifier"

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Hi Experts,

I am running Visual Studio 2013.

I have a vb.net Project for which I want to change Properties | Application | Root namespace to "Myapp 6.0"

I am getting this error:

 "The string for the root namespace must be a valid identifier"

I did some googling and understand this is a valid string, but I cannot get it to work.

Regards,
Leigh
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by:Michael74
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Not sure about whitespace. Try "Myapp_6.0"
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by:Naitik Gamit
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To change your root namespace, do the following:

In Solution Explorer, right-click on your project and click Properties

The root namespace is contained within the Default Namespace textbox, simply check that it doesn't contain any invalid characters such as ?, ', ., :, ;, etc
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Ah yes of course the full stop is not a valid character as this is used to signify namespace paths try

"Myapp_6-0"
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by:Naitik Gamit
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YES,you cannot use that in properties....................
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by:LeighWardle
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Hi Michael,

I tried (all  without quotes):

 "Myapp_6-0" - still get the same error.
 "Myapp-6-0" - still get the same error.

But  "Myapp_6_0" without quotes - works!
So "-" is also an invalid character.
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