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The easiest way to convert a project/solution created using VS.NET 2003 to VS.NET 2002 is to edit the "solution" and its "corresponding C# project file" manually.
- After opening the solution file in Notepad, change the "Format version," which would be on the first line, from "8.00" to "7.00." Save the file and close it.
- Then open the corresponding C# project file and replace the existing "ProductVersion" and "SchemaVersion" with what's below:
ProductVersion = "7.0.9466"
SchemaVersion = "1.0"
Save and close the file.
That's it. You can now open the project in VS.NET 2002. Obviously, there would/might be some minor backwards compatibility issues with the way we code in VS.NET 2003 and VS.NET 2002.