04-08-2003, 10:51 AM
Visual Studio .NET projects that contain filenames with ampersand (&) characters will encounter the above error when building with the Make VS.NET action. Visual Studio .NET 2002 allows filenames with ampersand characters to be added to a project (although it doesn't allow renaming a filename in the project to contain ampersands), but it does not properly convert the ampersand when saving the project file, resulting in an invalid XML file for the project. Apparently VS.NET doesn't actually use an XML parser when reading the project files, but VisBuildPro does, so it fails when parsing the project file. Remove or rename the filename containing the ampersand character to resolve the problem.