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Visual Studio Project Load bug. by Bhavik Sapru


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Type: Bug
ID: 763638
Opened: 9/19/2012 4:33:38 PM
Access Restriction: Public
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There is a bug in Visual studio console project loader module.

Usually the project file for most applications (e.g. silverlight) has certain XML attributes like "ProjectTypeGuids" and "OutputType" among several others. Some don't have them e.g. console.

If i create a console project and add a file which is named similar (case sensitive) to one of the attributes (e.g. Add ProjectTypeGuids.cs to the console project), Unload it and then try to reload it; the project fails to load.

"The project type is not supported by this installation" is the error that is thrown.

If the case of file name is altered manually in csproj file, the correct file does get picked up and the project reloads succesfully.
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Posted by Microsoft on 10/23/2012 at 5:26 PM
Thank you for your feedback. After investigating the issue we have determined that this is a reserved name. Please rename the file and manually update your project file to reflect the new name. This should resolve the issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 9/20/2012 at 12:18 AM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 9/19/2012 at 5:07 PM
Thank you for your feedback, we are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)
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File Name Submitted By Submitted On File Size  
VSBug.rar 9/19/2012 20 KB