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Why does Windows Explorer not recognise Visual Studio 2010b2 solution files?

Why does Windows Explorer not recognise Visual Studio 2010b2 solution files?

(No actual programming involved, hence posting here instead of SO.)

Asked by: Guest | Views: 96
Total answers/comments: 2
Guest [Entry]

"EDIT: I've now blogged about this for the sake of greater exposure.

Got it!

After opening the solution manually, I added a new project (just to provoke a change) and saved the solution. There was a change to the solution file after all - I just wasn't looking carefully:

Before (broken):

Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 11.00
# Visual Studio 10

After (working):

Microsoft Visual Studio Solution File, Format Version 11.00
# Visual Studio 2010

So basically, the key is to change ""10"" to ""2010"" in the second line. If I still had beta 1 installed I could confirm that this really is a change, and not just me having manually mucked around with the solution file before, of course..."
Guest [Entry]

"I am also convinced I saw this come past as a bug on the mailing list, but can't find it on Connect.

I would however confirm that the association is correct in Windows Explorer. I tested this on both my Windows 7 machines, using both TFS and SubVersion and it is working for me.

Once VS2010B2 is installed the .sln extension should be mapped to the Microsoft Visual Studio Version Selector application that takes care of the magic. It is possible that it may fail in certain configurations."