I have a C# Visual Studio solution that contains 195 projects. I noticed some projects failed to be loaded (it shows "unavailable" besides the project name), howeever from the context menu we can choose to select "install missing feature(s)" to load the projects manually and compile them one by one.

The question is, why Visual Studio (I use 2017 professional) couldn't load ALL projects once and for all in the first place? Is it a bug with the IDE?

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Victor P On

Install missing features will install any .NET SDKs that you may be missing. For example, if one of your projects targets .NET Core 2.2 but you don't have that installed, "Install Missing Features" will install it for you. Or it could also be project types.