Manage VS.NET 2003 Projects

Aug 16, 2006 at 6:14 AM
Is there anyway to manage VS.NET 2003 projects on CodePlex?

Nov 6, 2006 at 12:05 PM
Yes, I have successfully upload VS2003 Project ( and continue using VS2003 for its development.

To do so You should:
1. Install the VS2003
2. Install the VS2005
3. Install the Team Explorer on VS2005
4. Install the MSSCCI provider for Team Foundation Server from here

Dec 6, 2006 at 10:24 PM
Yes, as shuklin pointed out you can work with VS2005 and Team Explorer and MSSCCI provider.

But: Be careful.

I would recommend doing commits only from Team Explorer. There are two reasons: associating work items from within VS2003 is very slow and you have to say CheckIn, Abort, CheckIn to see also added files in the pending changes dialog.

Renames must be done with Team Explorer (otherwise you loose the history for that file which is deadly for branches).

Managing branches with VS2003 is possible, but hard work. This is because VS2003 stores the version control locations of your projects within the project files itself. You have to edit the files after branching to ensure the point to the proper location.

All those downsides made me migrating the project to .NET 2.0. Which is, after all, only an option if you are not forced to produce .NET 1.1 code.