gchippie

hi folks,

out of the blue this morning,
when i fired up vs2005, it states:
"Project <name> could not be opened because the Microsoft Visual C# 2005 compiler could not be created. Please re-install Visual Studio."

does anyone know what is happening
no, i have not tried re-installing vs2005.
thanks for any insight on this...

g



Re: Visual Studio Setup and Installation Cannot open C# projects

ahmedilyas

wow that is interesting.

  • have you tried to open a different project does that open

  • what happens if you create a new project and open that

  • just out of curiosity, what happens if you disable your anti virus software (yes believe it or not, some do "destroy" the compiler)






  • Re: Visual Studio Setup and Installation Cannot open C# projects

    gchippie

    neither virus nor virus software;
    it was specifically c# projects.
    i could open c++ projects just fine.

    had to completely uninstall vs2005 and related components,
    and re-install them.
    now, i'm back to where i was a day ago.

    i have a hunch it had something to do with the latest vs sp1 beta
    which i had installed about 4-5 days ago.





    Re: Visual Studio Setup and Installation Cannot open C# projects

    Glynn Smith

    I am also getting this error with the release version of sp1 for VS2005. Has anyone seen a fix for this short of re-installing

    Thanks,
    Glynn




    Re: Visual Studio Setup and Installation Cannot open C# projects

    Gabriel Lozano-Moran

    I had the same problem about a year ago with Visual Studio .NET 2003 and the solution was to completely uninstall and install the .NET Framework. I blogged this a year ago, I hope that this helps you, I guess in your situation you need to completely uninstall .NET Framework 2.0 and reinstall it (not repair installation):






    Re: Visual Studio Setup and Installation Cannot open C# projects

    Phillip Trelford

    I just had the same error with Visual Studio 2005; I tried repairing .Net 2.0 but this did not work, then I tried repairing VS2005 and this fixed the issue.



    Re: Visual Studio Setup and Installation Cannot open C# projects

    mischief

    Just started happening to me after installing VS2005 SP1 last week. Fortunately I released my software before installing otherwise I'd be tearing my hair out right now.

    Microsoft: I've found a lot of hits on Google about this... are you sure there isn't something wrong with SP1

    I'll try to remember to post my solution when I get up & running again.

    Update:
    1) uninstalled .NET 1.1 .NET 2.0 and .NET 3.0
    2) ran Windows Update which tried and failed to re-install .NET 2.0, .NET 3.0 and VS2005 SP1
    3) successfully installed .NET 2.0 on its own via Windows Update
    4) repaired VS2005 using the original DVD, .NET 2.0 repair failed before crashing and sending an error report to Microsoft (nice one!)

    Finally, it seems to be working again. Fingers crossed!