For some unknown reason, myself and one other developer where I work suddenly found that when we launched a solution via the “pinned” feature through the Visual Studio 11 beta icon on the task bar, it would launch the solution in Visual Studio 10. I’m not sure what caused this – neither one of us can pinpoint anything we did configuration-wise to cause this issue.
I have attempted to fix the issue via several routes:
- In Windows 7, you can right-click on a file and in the Open With submenu in the resulting context menu, chose “open with”. The resulting dialog will give you the option of selecting a program and checking a box to always use the current selection:
If I chose Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Beta and check the appropriate box, it doesn’t save the setting.
- I have also attempted to set it through Visual Studio itself via the Tools > Options > Environment > General > Manage File Associations. For whatever reason, it refuses to set the .sln (and .csproj, among others) to anything other than Visual Studio Version Selector.
- I even attempted to set it through the registry, but to no avail.
If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this issue, a comment would be greatly appreciated.