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When the Visual C++ .NET IDE tries to convert a project (.dsp) file from an earlier version of the product to a solution (.sln) file, the IDE may stop responding (crash) and the environment may close.
The .dsp file contains environment variables $(<ENVVAR>) in a source path. Although environment variables were not supported in the .dsp files, they could have been added outside of the Visual C++ project environment to customize the project. Visual C++ .NET does not recognize the environment variables during conversion, which causes the IDE to stop responding.
To resolve this problem, do one of the following:
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------------------ 03-Jul-2002 10:48 7.0.9514.0 364,544 Vcprojectconversion.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Steps to Reproduce the Behavior
For more information about the solution files and about how to upgrade, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
Upgrading Your Program