Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Mostly there in the title. I'd like to be able to drop a .sln file onto a blank VS 2010 surface -- with no solution open -- and have it open the solution. Is there any way to get VS to do this? All I get is the crossed-circle, indicating I can't.

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

This is a known bug in Visual Studio when running Visual Studio in Vista or later.

While the bug is reported for Visual Studio 2008, I believe that it is the same problem for 2010 as well.

share|improve this answer
Ack, it's been "Closed (as External)". So they aren't gonna fix it. Sigh. – jcollum Apr 13 '11 at 23:50

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.