STEPHENUK

Hey everyone;

Im having trouble; Im new to VB but have been working on a project that has come a long way in the past 4 hours.

I saved it and returned a while later but I can not open the file properly. There are 3 Files; an .rsx file and 2 .vb files.

I can open all 3 of them in VB but can't get the designer view to show properly; the "view > DesignerMode" isnt even visible on the view toolbar anymore. I have theese files:-

Form1.vb

Form1.designer.vb

Form1.rsx

Can anyone help with this

Cheers;

Stephen



Re: Visual Basic Express Edition Opening a saved project

ReneeC

you don't open any of those files with the IDE.

If there is a .sln file open that. If not open the proj file. If you have neither, you are in trouble. If you don't see them, try one level up.






Re: Visual Basic Express Edition Opening a saved project

STEPHENUK

Here are some images to help -

This one shows the files that I have saved

Above shows one of the code tabs with the "View" toolbar activted - there is no "Designer View" available

Another view of the code.

This software isn't realy very clever is it Why does it not make a single .exe that opens the file as it was

Thanks for the help so far.

Stephen.





Re: Visual Basic Express Edition Opening a saved project

js06

As renee said, you don't open those files by themselves.

When you do this is only shows the code.

you need to open the project or the solution.

And then in the solution explorer you can open the designer file.




Re: Visual Basic Express Edition Opening a saved project

STEPHENUK

js06 wrote:

As renee said, you don't open those files by themselves.

When you do this is only shows the code.

you need to open the project or the solution.

And then in the solution explorer you can open the designer file.

Where will I find the Solution





Re: Visual Basic Express Edition Opening a saved project

ReneeC

he is talking about the .proj or .sln file that I mentioned.

do the following

use the command line

Run | cmd | OK

Dir/s YourProjectName.sln

or

Dir/s YourProjectName.proj

if you have a project file that will find it.