Author Topic: Project should have .vpj extension error  (Read 3182 times)


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Project should have .vpj extension error
« on: April 21, 2017, 03:39:05 AM »
I am getting a strange error message: "Project e:\robb\slickbugs\" should have .vpj extension.

To reproduce (in Windows):

1) Get the file swbug.7z from
2) Unzip its contents to e:\robb\slickbugs
3) Project->Open Workspace: e:\robb\slickbugs\StackWalker.vpw
4) In the project tool window, under "Header files", find "StackWalker.h" and press DEL to remove it from the project
5) Go to project properties, add files, add StackWalker.h back into the project
6) When pressing "OK" in project properties, that is when I get the error message.

I am using 21.0.2 on windows x64 with

Thanks for taking a look!

Tim Kemp

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Re: Project should have .vpj extension error
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 11:21:48 AM »
I got this error yesterday when creating a new project. The project type was C/C++ other and the location of the project was in a directory with existing files in it. The project seems to work fine and I haven't gotten the error message again, it just popped up once when I clicked on OK from the new project window.

SlickEdit Pro 2016 (v21.0.2.0 32-bit)
Build Date: April 17, 2017
Emulation: CUA
OS: Windows 7 x64


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Re: Project should have .vpj extension error
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 01:07:39 PM »
Confirmed, I was able to reproduce this.  I will file a defect and start working on a hotfix solution.


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Re: Project should have .vpj extension error
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 02:59:09 PM »
Has there been any progress here? I am getting this too. I am on v21.0.2.0 on Win