Installed TDS CLASSIC 5.7 on local machine for VS 2017 and VS 2015. I've tried to create TDS project.

It is giving error as shown below:

*.scproj cannot be opened because its project type (.scproj) is not supported by this version of the application"

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Could you suggest where is the problem?

  • In which version of VS have you created TDS package 2015 or 2017? In which version are you trying to open it? It is pretty strange that the path contains Temp folder for current user. Could you mode the whole solution somewhere else and not trying to open it from zip directly? Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 11:50
  • Put also content of scproj file to your question Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 14:45
  • I've tried with both versions 2015 professional and 2017 Community versions. I'm trying to create a new TDS project.
    – venkat
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 23:03
  • I've tried with both versions of Visual Studio (2015 Professional and 2017 community). I'm trying to create a new TDS project. While installing I did not specify any license details, still it allowed me to install. This might be causing the issue. If I want to use TDS classic free trail, I need to register and get the key for 30 days. I will try this.
    – venkat
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 23:10

2 Answers 2


Community edition of Visual Studio is not supported as far as I remember due to constrains on VS side.

To fix your issues you should follow below instructions.

For VS2015:

For VS2017:

  • Reinstall VS 2017 to at least Professional edition
  • Follow all steps for VS2015

Normally such issue could be resolved by installing TDS again. Also check the location of the project template.

Check the system requirement section. https://hedgehogdevelopment.github.io/tds/chapter2.html#system-requirements. Try with this.

Which version of visual studio you are using? Is it ultimate or community?

Also same issue mentioned in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/31526317/cannot-open-scproj-project-in-visual-studio This is for vs 2010.

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