“Error detecting project version” when opening a .xaml file

There is no need to worry about this for any new projects created in the Academic Alliance Edition, only for projects created in 2019.5+ versions (community downloaded in May 2019 or later)

We must edit the project.json file to align with our UiPath Studio version (Academic Alliance Edition is 2019.4.5). UiPath Studio projects are forward compatible but not backward compatible; this means that a project built in UiPath Studio version 2019.7 will not open in UiPath Studio version 2019.4 but a project built in 2019.4 will open in 2019.7. UiPath Studio Community Edition is always updated to the newest release version, meaning it will not make projects that are backwards compatible. Any projects that were created in the Community Edition will likely need the following editing to work with the Academic Alliance Edition version of Studio. Academic Alliance Edition Studio is the long-term support version that is aligned with the UiPath Academic Alliance course resources. The file that holds all this information is in the project folder called project.json.

Open the project.json file in any word editor (Notepad, Notepad++, Microsoft Word, etc) and follow the below instructions to make your file match the following format.

Text for copying:
LEAVE EVERYTHING ABOVE THIS:

"schemaVersion": "3.2",
"studioVersion": "19.4.5.3",
"projectVersion": "1.0.0",
"runtimeOptions": {
"autoDispose": false,
"isPausable": true,
"excludedLoggedData": [
"Private:*",
"*password*"
]
},
"projectType": "Workflow",
"libraryOptions": {
"includeOriginalXaml": false,
"privateWorkflows": []
},
"webServices": []
}

For more in depth information on what the project.json means, please see:
https://docs.uipath.com/studio/v2019/docs/about-the-projectjson-file
https://docs.uipath.com/studio/docs/about-the-projectjson-file

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Great explanation @magizoologist
I will bookmark it and share it to our community once needed.

I have seen a lot of issue like these in our community.and for sure i will share this info to our community

cheers

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Hey @pattyricarte

Yeah… it is very helpful. That’s why I tagged it under FAQ… so we can easily locate it :slightly_smiling_face:

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Great job @Lahiru.Fernando
Keep it up

cheers

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