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When you’re trying to open your SSIS or SSRS solution, you will get a message that the migration has failed or ‘The application which this project type is based on was not found.

You can open rptproj files with Visual Studio 2017 with an extension.  Follow the following steps to get going.

  1. Open ‘Microsoft Visual Studio 2017‘.
  2. In the menu bar, expand ‘Tools‘, then choose ‘Extensions & Updates‘. to install an extension.
  3. Search for ‘Microsoft Reporting Services Projects‘, and install this extension.
  4. To complete the installation, shut down all windows and instances of Microsoft Visual Studio 2017. Then the installer will start.
  5. Try to open your solution or projects (*.rptproj) again.

This is a must have for your Visual Studio 2017 and 2019. Multiple Solution Explorer Tools

This extension mainly makes scoped Solution Explore view (create by New Solution Explorer View in context menu in Solution Explorer) persistent across solution unload and load (ie. it saves state when Visual Studio shutdown and restores it when solution is opened next time). It allows you to rename solution explorer view so you can easily distinguish it.

It allows you to create multiple solution explorer windows, rename them AND best of all you can close Studio and re-open and it remembers your settings.

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