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April 13, 2011

Visual studio extension (VSEWSS) projects in VS2010 – VS2010 SDK

Filed under: VisualStudio — Peter Kruisman @ 8:01 am

VSEWSS projects are deployed at Sharepoint 2007 ( WSS3 ).  Importing these projects in VisualStudio 2010 do not succeed because the VSEWSS templates are not recognized ( assuming that VisualStudio 2010 is used for Sharepoint 2010 development, the VSEWSS templates cannot be installed due to the fact that 2010 uses WSS4  )  Kirk Evans blogged about the VSEWSS import tool that can be used to overcome this: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kaevans/archive/2010/06/16/import-sharepoint-projects-from-visual-studio-2008-to-visual-studio-2010.aspx  There is a gotcha in this concerning the installation of the SDK. There is the possibility that this will fail with a very misleading error message “You must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 installed on your computer before proceeding”. My reaction was something like %$#@!!!!! .. have that… used it and now )(*&^!!!.
The solution is to check if the VS2010 SP1 is installed. If so use the SP1 version of the SDK:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?FamilyID=21307C23-F0FF-4EF2-A0A4-DCA54DDB1E21&displaylang=en 


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