Syncfusion Project Migration for ASP.NET Web Forms Application

19 Aug 20212 minutes to read

Syncfusion Project Migration is a Visual Studio add-in that allows you to migrate the existing Syncfusion ASP.NET project from one Essential Studio version to another version.


The Syncfusion ASP.NET Web Application Project Migration utility is available from v13.1.0.30.

Migrate Syncfusion Project

The following steps help you to migrate your existing Syncfusion ASP.NET application.

Before use, the Syncfusion ASP.NET Web Forms Project Migration, check whether the ASP.NET Web Forms Extensions - Syncfusion installed or not in Visual Studio Extension Manager by clicking on the Tools -> Extensions and Updates -> Installed for Visual Studio 2017 or lower and for Visual Studio 2019 by clicking on the Extensions -> Manage Extensions -> Installed. Also, check whether the corresponding Essential Studio version build installed or not. If the Essential Studio version is not same for both the Extension and build, then the Project Migration will not be shown.

  1. To open Migration Wizard, follow either one of the options below:

    Option 1:
    Click Syncfusion Menu and choose Essential Studio for ASP.NET (EJ1) > Migrate Project… in Visual Studio.

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Web Forms Project Migration via Syncfusion menu


    In Visual Studio 2019, Syncfusion menu available under Extension in Visual Studio menu.

    Option 2:
    Right-click the Syncfusion ASP.NET Application from Solution Explorer and select Syncfusion Essential JS 1. Choose Migrate the Essential JS 1 Project to Another version…

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Web Forms Project Migration add-in

  2. The Project Migration window appears. You can choose the required Essential Studio version that is installed in the machine.

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Web Forms Project Migration wizard

  3. The Project Migration window allows you to configure the following options:

    i. Essential Studio Version: Select any version from the list of installed versions.

    ii. Assemblies From: Choose the assembly location from where it is going to be added to the project.

  4. Click the Migrate Button. The Project Backup dialog will be opened. If click Yes it will backup the current project before migrate the Syncfusion project. If click No it will migrate the project to required Syncfusion version without backup

    Syncfusion Essential JS 1 ASP.NET Web Forms Project Migration backup dialog

  5. The Syncfusion Reference Assemblies, Scripts and CSS are updated to the corresponding version in the project.

  6. If you installed the trial setup or NuGet packages from you have to register the Syncfusion license key to your project since Syncfusion introduced the licensing system from 2018 Volume 2 (v16.2.0.41) Essential Studio release. Navigate to the help topic to generate and register the Syncfusion license key to your project. Refer to this blog post for understanding the licensing changes introduced in Essential Studio.