Can't open .NET projects in VS2008 after Windows 10 spring 2018 updates

After updating my developer PC running Windows 10 with the spring 2018 updates, I can’t open any .NET Compact Framework project any longer in Visual Studio 2008.

This update again deletes Microsoft.CompactFramework.CSharp.targets so .NET projects will not open.

You just need to copy back the file and then it works.

You can find old files C:\Windows.old\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5 and copy them to C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5

Copy the following files:

  • Microsoft.CompactFramework.Build.Tasks.dll
  • Microsoft.CompactFramework.Common.targets
  • Microsoft.CompactFramework.CSharp.targets
  • Microsoft.CompactFramework.VisualBasic.targets

I don’t have windows.old directory and I cannot install .cab files on windows 10. Where can I download compact framework 3.5?

Hi @lukasz138 ,

Try this:

Ok. Thanks.