Convert VS2010 .sln back to VS2008

vs2010 to vs 2008To convert Visual Studio 2010 solution file .sln to Visual Studio 2008 solution file .sln simply follow these steps:

  • in .sln file replace “Format Version 11.00” to “Format Version 10.00
  • in .sln file replace “# Visual Studio 2010” to “# Visual Studio 2008
  • in .csproj replace “ToolsVersion=”4.0”” to “ToolsVersion=”3.5”
  • in .csproj replace “v10.0” to “v9.0

via visual studio 2008 – VS2010 and VS2008 project compatibility – Stack Overflow.

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