How To Resolve Issue Opening Visual Studio 2015 Projects in Visual Studio 2017   Leave a comment

I recently upgraded to the new Microsoft Visual Studio 2017.  When I tried to open projects created in the earlier version (Visual Studio 2015), I encountered a running issue where it continuously asked to install the Visual Studio Tools for Office.  The problem was that they are already installed with Visual Studio 2017 when I selected the Office Tools & SharePoint products during the Install.

It seems the versioning has not been updated correctly during either the Migration, or the Upgrade. Since this product is so new, I don’t know if this is the official remedy but here is how I fixed it.


Open the Project File (e.g. .vbproj or .csproj) file and update the “MinimumOfficeToolsVersion” to 14.   Sometimes I noticed the value varied from 14.5 to 14.6

Happy SharePointing!

Posted March 14, 2017 by Bismarck in SharePoint 2016

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: