The following error message occurs when opening a UWP Bridge project when you open the project under Visual Studio 2017:

These projects are either not supported or need project behaviour impacting modifications to open in this version of Visual Studio. Projects not displayed either require no changes or will automatically be modified such that behavior is ot impacted


This version of Visual Studio is unable to open the following projects. The project types may not be installed or this version of Visual Studio may not support them.
For more information on enabling these project types or otherwise migrating your assets, please see the details in the "Migration Report" displayed after clicking OK.
- MyDesktopApp.AppxDebug, "..\MyDesktopApp.AppxDebug\MyDesktopApp.AppxDebug.vsdproj"

Error message when loading, open under Visual Studio, 2017 Community Edition

Installing the Desktop Bridge Debugging Project
To do this, close Visual Studio and install the following extension for Visual Studio.
The error message should then no longer be displayed.
[Lnk "https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=VisualStudioProductTeam.DesktoptoUWPPackagingProject" /]

If the Desktop Bridge Debugging Project is installed, then the UWP Bridge debug projects are displayed correctly in Solution Explorer

Visual Studio, 2017 Community Edition, UWP, and Bridge projects with debugging Windows Desktop Apps
Additional information:
Message at the end of the load: And the following help message in the log evaluation

The application which this project type is based on was not found. Please try this link for further information:[lnk:"http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=299083&projecttype=365BE41E-7993-430D-A5E6-1381A54BC077"/]

However, the link leads to keener's response

Information about Microsoft's solution

.NET Redirection Service

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