"This project type is not supported by this installation" error message

Jul 3, 2009 at 4:27 PM
Edited Jul 3, 2009 at 4:28 PM


I try to compile your code using Microsoft Visual C# 2008 express edition (my workstation) and Microsoft Visual C# 2008 standard edition (colleague workstation).

I always get this message "this project type is not supported by this installation".

Any ideas how I can manage to compile your code when receiving this error message when trying to load the project?

Is there specific software/system requirement(s) to be able to compile it?

Many thanks,

Joël Bédard.

Jul 12, 2009 at 9:16 PM

To open a visual studio sharepoint project, you must have installed 


BUT you can only install it if you have sharepoint installed on your machine, meaning it must be a workstation running Windows server 2003 or 2008. 

I'm running it on a Virtual image :)



Aug 3, 2009 at 6:01 PM

Hi Allan.

Thank you for your help!

I was able to compile the WebPart and correct some typos in the application!