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FIX: A Visual Studio 2005 test project may not function correctly when you convert it by using the Conversion Wizard in Visual Studio 2008

When you convert a Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 test project by using the Conversion Wizard in Visual Studio 2008, the conversion process is completed successfully. However, the project may not function correctly. Additionally, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
UTA059: The test DLL '<assembly>' was built using Visual Studio 2005, and cannot be run.
This problem occurs because the Conversion Wizard cannot correctly upgrade any files that have the following file name extensions:
  • .csproj
  • .vbproj
  • .vsmdi
  • .testrunconfig
After the Conversion Wizard finishes, the project still refers to the Visual Studio 2005 version files that have these file name extensions.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note 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 usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


You must have Visual Studio 2008 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Vsip.dll9.0.21022.55286,72029-Feb-19- 200809:03am
Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Tips.TuipPackage.dll9.0.21022.55356,35229- Feb-19-200809:32am
To work around this problem, manually update the solution files. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site, and then follow the steps that appear there:

Article ID: 947171 - Last Review: 07/31/2008 22:22:39 - Revision: 1.1

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