Visual Studio Higher to Lower Version Converter

I downloaded the latest version of source code and I am trying to compile the code On Visual Studio 2010 I get an error when I open the project (sln) in explorer."The selected file is a solution file, but was created by a newer version of this applciation and cannot be opened"
How to  compile the code from higher version to lower version  ?
prashanth agsoftware engineer Asked:
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
quick fix... create a new project in VS2010 and import your codes accordingly?
Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
you may refer to this article for more info:

Create New Project From Existing Code Files Wizard
Just take note also of differences in target framework etc. VS2010 will only target up to NET 3.5

If your project is simple enough, you can try these options as well:

Visual Studio Project Converter: - convert Visual Studio solution and project files from one version to another (both backwards and forwards)
Visual Studio Higher to Lower Version Converter:

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@MlandaT - Actually VS2010 can target up to .NET 4.0.3.Capture.JPGSource

Thanks for that correction. Was just blurting from my head and didnt cross check!
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
Or simply upgrade your version of Visual Studio.

Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition is the equivalent of the Professional Edition and is free if you work for a company that has 5 programmers or less, and does not make more than $1 million a year. It will accept and create solutions for any version of the framework, as long as you have that version already installed.
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