Many of our demo projects are developed in Visual Studio 2008, if you are working on the latest Windows Embedded Compact compatible Visual Studio versions like VS2013/VS2015, this article will provide you with step by step instructions to easily migrate the project from VS2008 to VS2013/VS2015.
Note: Before migrating, first check if your project is clean. This means that there should not be any Intellisense File (.ncb), solution user options file(.suo) and user options file(*.user).
You must have all generic settings in the ** *.vcproj** file. Basically, the project files need to be nearly empty (only file references and platforms need to be listed there).
Create a copy of the *.sln file of the project.
Open *_VS2015.sln or _VS2013.sln file in a text editor like Notepad++.
Open *_VS2015.sln file in VS2015 or VS2013
Once the migration is done, remove the Win32 platforms which have been added automatically
[Build][Configuration Manager][Active solution platforms]
Revert the changes on the *.vcproj files