The project file cannot be opened - The project type is not supported by this installation


I followed the instructions to open the solution with Visual Web Developer 2008 Express, and it immediately tells me it cannot open any ".csproj" files. I tried the solution offered on another thread of deleting the following:
<ProjectTypeGuids>{14822709-B5A1-4724-98CA-57A101D1B079};{FAE04EC0-301F-11D3-BF4B-00C04F79EFBC}</ProjectTypeGuids> from Dropthings.Business.csproj
And this seems to temporarily fix the Dropthings.Business.csproj problem, however, it cannot open Dropthing.Silverlight.csproj no matter what I try (I tried deleting the ProjectTypeGuids line from that file as well, to no avail).
I've tried running devenv /setup, it did absolutely nothing.
It seems to me that VWD 2008 Express is unable to run this solution. Please help, I'm tearing my hair out!


skendle wrote Feb 19, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Ok I seem to have gotten this to work. I was trying to run it from a UNC network drive. I moved it to my local machine and removed the line from the Dropthings.Business.csproj file mentioned above and it's working.

Sorry for the false alarm. If anyone else has this problem, try removing that line from Dropthings.Business.csproj, and it should work for you as well. DON'T TRY TO RUN THIS FROM A NETWORK DRIVE!

andyfromfl wrote Aug 10, 2009 at 4:19 PM

Remove the proJectTypeGuid element from the project files- this doesn't work for EVERY project, but all but 1 or 2 work fine after this.

wrote Feb 14, 2013 at 7:54 PM