trouble opening vb project

maybe made with a different version?

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trouble opening vb project

Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:36 AM

So I have VB6 installed on my computer, and it's the only thing from Microsoft Visual I have on my computer. I received vb source code that I want to compile and the extensions in the project are: ".vbproj", ".vbproj.user", ".vb", ".resx", ".sln", ".suo". The weird thing is when I made my own project with VB6 on this computer, my files were ".vbp", ".bas", ".frm". No vproj files, no sln or suo files either. Now I'm having trouble opening the files that I received (I get an error when I open the vbproj file with VB6). So, I open the vbproj file in notepad++ to read the XML and it says: <ProductVersion>8.0.50727</ProductVersion>. I thought VB6 was the last release of Visual Basic. Anyone know what could be going on? And how I can open the project?

As always, thanks for your help and time, guys. The assistance I've received here on dreamincode has always been extremely prompt and courteous.

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Re: trouble opening vb project

Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:41 AM

yes that is because this project is made on VB.NET (sln for solution, etc) not VB6. you can download VB.NET (for free) here
VB.NET is different from VB6 so you can start by looking here

here is DIC VB.NET forum

EDIT: looking at this line <ProductVersion>8.0.50727</ProductVersion> if i am correct this is the version of the visual basic and i think it is visual basic 2005(if i am correct ).

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Re: trouble opening vb project

Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:43 AM

That's because what you have is a VB.NET project, not VB6. To open this you'll need something like Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition.

Also, moving this to the VB.NET forum
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Re: trouble opening vb project

Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:45 AM

Okay, I'll give that a try then. Thanks, guys!
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