Here is the configuration of my machine:
Windows XP SP2
SQL Server 2005 Developer SP3
SQL Server 2008 Developer
Visual Studio 2005 SP1
Visual Studio 2008 SP1
I have already looked at this: https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=298975
and this: https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=361706
I also discuss the issue here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqltools/thread/01bc4e07-0de5-466e-9a29-8d3d4bc0de8f
Here is a breakdown of the issue:
When creating a new solution from within SSMS 2008, the project gets created (I specify a new solution name in order to create a "parent" solution node which will contain multiple children project nodes), but nothing shows up in the Solution Explorer. The Solution Explorer stays blank once I click "OK" on the "Create New Project" dialog box. When I browse to the directory where the solution and the project is to be created, there is no solution file, but the project file exists. It seems SSMS 2008 loses track of what's going on.
Then, when I double click the project file, it opens up in SSMS 2005!? I guess I was expecting it to open in SSMS 2008.
In any case, I have tried repairing the tools as suggested here, even though I do not receive the error messages discussed on the same Webpage: http://www.sqlcoffee.com/Troubleshooting010.htm
Hopefully, this will get addressed - it's a big issue for creating new solutions that are supposed to be deployed in SQL Server 2008 and that need to be synchronized in Source Safe.