My Toshiba Laptop had started running slow recently and, quite frankly, I was tired of Windows 8, so I created a USB of the most recent version of Linux Mint and installed it, moving all my needed projects to GitHub.

I installed MonoDevelop because I know of its tendency for WinForms, but when I try opening the .sln file it opens it in a text editor in MonoDevelop rather than as a solution. I have two major Solutions I need to develop Yahtzee and GemsCraft.

How do I open these solutions in MonoDevelop? Yahtzee is in VisualBasic and GemsCraft is in C#

  • Perhaps this question could be migrated to Stack Overflow. Mar 14 '14 at 19:41

MonoDevelop 4.2.2 supports Visual Studio 2013 Solutions normally, but you will need change ToolsVersion in your projects. Open each one of the projects in your solution, but open using a text editor your .csproj file and change ToolsVersion="12.0" to ToolsVersion="4.0",

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    what is the impact of such update ? won't that confuse VS ?
    – nicolas
    Oct 15 '15 at 13:52
  • VS deals with this pretty good (at least 2012 and 2015), so, dont worry
    – wizzard0
    Jan 28 '16 at 10:38

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