How to: View the Upgrade Report

When a Visual Basic 6.0 project is upgraded to Visual Basic 2008, an upgrade report is created and placed in the new project folder. The upgrade report contains summary information about the upgrade process plus information on any errors or issues encountered during upgrade.


The upgrade report is only generated for projects upgraded using the Upgrade Wizard; no reported is generated for projects upgraded from the command line.

The upgrade report can be viewed in the Visual Basic 2008 integrated development environment (IDE) or in any Web browser.


The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

To view the upgrade report in Visual Studio 2005

  • In Solution Explorer, double-click the _UpgradeReport.htm node to open the upgrade report.

To view the upgrade report in a Web browser

  1. In Solution Explorer, select the _UpgradeReport.htm node.

  2. On the File menu, choose Browse With.

  3. In the Browse With dialog box, select the Web browser.

See Also


Preparing a Visual Basic 6.0 Application for Upgrading

Other Resources

Upgrading Applications Created in Previous Versions of Visual Basic