This version of Visual Studio is unable to open the following projects.

James Schutz 20 Reputation points

I am trying to open a SLN file from 2017 0r 2019 Visual Studio. For some reason the source sales.sln file will not open. Solution explorer states that the project is incompatible with the current edition of visual studio, but other team members with the 2017 version are able to open the file. Does anyone have any ideas on why this could be happening? Thanks for any assistance.

This version of Visual Studio is unable to open the following projects. The project types may not be installed or this version of Visual Studio may not support them. 
For more information on enabling these project types or otherwise migrating your assets, please see the details in the "Migration Report" displayed after clicking OK.
	 - Sales, "C:\Users\jschutz\source\Workspaces\SSRS_Workspace\Reporting\Dev_Schutz\Sales\Sales\Sales.rptproj"

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These projects can be opened in Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012, and Visual Studio 2010 SP1 without changing them.
	 - Sales, "C:\Users\jschutz\source\Workspaces\SSRS_Workspace\Reporting\Dev_Schutz\Sales\Sales.sln"

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  1. Olaf Helper 41,411 Reputation points

    The project types may not be installed

    As the message clearly says, the project type isn't installed.


    RPTproj = SSRS Reporting Servcies project, so install it from MS MarketPlace/ Visual Studio Extension Manager

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