Open an old project in visual2008 express

Mashael albarak
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Hello,
I have a project built by microsoft called storefront that was built using 2005 visual studio. And I have 2008 visual express installed on my windows 10 laptop, how to open this project in 2008 ??


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Fernando SotoRetired
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What happens when you open it with VS 2008? Does it give an option to upgrade the project to VS 2008?
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As Fernando stated you should just be able to open it with VS2008 and upgrade the solution, I would create a zip file of the solution first (just to be safe).  as part of the upgrade process it will show you any compatibility problems, that you will have to resolve.  We can help you here on this.
Have you considered getting up to date and getting the visual studio 2017 community edition?

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Thank you both for your response but The upgrade wizard is not available for 2008 express release :(
Please I have not worked with VS Before ever , the link below show all the prequistits to open the application please please just read it and see if I can open it with VS 2008 express or should I download 2015 better? And by the way I have sql server 2014 installed in my windows 10 machine is that ok as well ?? Here is the link

http://msfteeprodsamples.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=SS2008%21Readme_Storefront&referringTitle=Home

Thank you very much
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In Visual Studio 2008 was the first release of the Multi-Targeting Support. What this means is that Visual Studio should open using the .Net Framework the project was created for. Please read ScottGu's Blog on VS 2008 Multi-Targeting Support So my question is does Visual Studio 2008 open the older Visual Studio 2005 project?
Fernando SotoRetired
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One of the posts must have solved the issue because author has not updated and assuming it corrected the issue.

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