When I attempt to open a project in 13.1,a message similar to the following appears:
The directory path 'C:/projects-13_1/test_project.xise' is not valid and can not be used. (Invalid path after 11 characters)
How can I resolve this issue?
This error messageis likely due to a '-' (dash) character present in the project path or file name. The character number refers to the character before the dash.
To work around the issue, remove the '-' from the project path or file name.
The dash character has never officially been supported (see "Additional Information" below). However, up until ISE Design Suite 13.1, it has been allowed. When this portion of code was being revised, the developer designed the tools to conform to the documented standard. This issue has been reported by many customers. Therefore,ISE Design Suite 13.2 is going to be revised to allow the '-' (dash) character in the path name.
A tactical patch that will allow users to create or open projects in a directory structure that includes dashes is available at:
From the ISE Documentation, under "Naming Conventions":
In addition, the following conventions apply: