Can't open sample projects in VS

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  1. Wit
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    Jul 2010

    Posted 23 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    I tried both VS Express 2008 & 2010. While opening solution from QuickStarts_NUnit_CS folder I get error:
    "The project file
    XXX
    can not be opened.

    The project type is not supported by this installation"

    What am I doing wrong?
  2. Nikolai
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    Posted 24 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Wit,

    The VS Express does not support testing. You will need VS Professional or above. 
    Basically you should not be able to open any tests with the Express edition.
    Also these examples are based on NUnit framework which is a separate installation.

    Hope this helps.

    Greetings,
    Nikolai
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  3. Wit
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    Jul 2010

    Posted 24 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    VS Express is sufficient to create the test assemblies - adding references to WebAii or Nunit assemblies are easy tasks. I really don't understand why it has to be the Pro version.

  4. Answer
    Nikolai
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    Posted 24 Aug 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Wit,

    It is one thing to build a project you can even use MSBuild for that and another to open a project with VS.
    These samples are create with VS Professional. The Express edition lacks the necessary test templates and run tools. This is the reason you get: "The project type is not supported by this installation" error.

    Sincerely yours,
    Nikolai
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