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Visual Studio 2012 Cookbook by Richard Banks

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Upgrading an existing solution

It's always nice to start a new project and if you've been working with legacy code for a while there's no better feeling! Unfortunately that feeling is often all too rare and we spend most of our time dealing with existing code with a long history.

All that legacy code is probably what's keeping you employed, so what you really want is to be able to open up that existing code in your shiny new copy of Visual Studio 2012 and bring the power of Visual Studio 2012 to bear on it, making life just that little bit easier for yourself.

One of the big changes in Visual Studio 2012 is that projects opened in Visual Studio 2012 are also backwards compatible with Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 and we will see how that works. ...

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