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Want a difference between Visual Studio 2003 and 2005

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  • Hi all i want a complete differenct between Visual Studio 2003 and 2005. For eg in 2003 the successful ASP.NET dll files are stored in the bin directory but in 2005 it stored in some other place. like this i want to know all the differences.
    Thursday, March 16, 2006 12:22 PM

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  • there is a huge feature difference in the IDE, in the languages, in web support, etc.

    this isnt really a topic for this forum ( which is for extensibility discussions ) so googling will lead you to pages like

    http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/benoyraj/ASPComparisonChart03072006234144PM/ASPComparisonChart.aspx

    that discusses the difference between ASP 1.x and ASP 2.0.

    You can find similar pages for C#, VB, the IDE, etc. with directed searching. ON MSDN

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/compare/ lists the features for 2005

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/previous/2003/overview/whatsnew.aspx lists whats new for 2003.

    from an extensibility standpoint there are lots of additions and changes. The VS SDK is a complete, from the ground-up rewrite of the extensibility kit. It now includes the Managed Package Framework for managed package extensibility. We include the full source code to the MPF in the SDK. We also include TFS, VSTA, DSL, and SDM extensibility in the SDK in addition to Debugger, Data, Help, and SCC extensibility that was in the VSIP 2003 SDK. New samples, updated docs, etc. Lots to look at. 

    Friday, March 17, 2006 6:16 PM
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    VS.NET 2003 is wired to .NET 1.1 and VS 2005 is wired to .NET 2.0, although you can install extensions of .NET 3.0 (WWF, WCF, WPF). On the other hand, VS 2008 can target .NET 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5.

     

    All that said, this forum is for VS extensibility, not for VS general questions.

    Wednesday, November 21, 2007 9:30 AM

All replies

  • Are you looking for a general overview of the differences between 2003 and 2005, differences between the versions of ASP.NET, or differences in the programmability model (what this forum is about)?

    Craig

    Thursday, March 16, 2006 7:35 PM
  • I m looking for the general overview of the difference between 2003 and 2005.
    Friday, March 17, 2006 6:26 AM
  • there is a huge feature difference in the IDE, in the languages, in web support, etc.

    this isnt really a topic for this forum ( which is for extensibility discussions ) so googling will lead you to pages like

    http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/benoyraj/ASPComparisonChart03072006234144PM/ASPComparisonChart.aspx

    that discusses the difference between ASP 1.x and ASP 2.0.

    You can find similar pages for C#, VB, the IDE, etc. with directed searching. ON MSDN

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/compare/ lists the features for 2005

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/previous/2003/overview/whatsnew.aspx lists whats new for 2003.

    from an extensibility standpoint there are lots of additions and changes. The VS SDK is a complete, from the ground-up rewrite of the extensibility kit. It now includes the Managed Package Framework for managed package extensibility. We include the full source code to the MPF in the SDK. We also include TFS, VSTA, DSL, and SDM extensibility in the SDK in addition to Debugger, Data, Help, and SCC extensibility that was in the VSIP 2003 SDK. New samples, updated docs, etc. Lots to look at. 

    Friday, March 17, 2006 6:16 PM
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    May we resume the difference in the capacity of VS 2005 to create software with the Framework 3.0 or above whereas VS 2003 can it not ?
    Tuesday, November 20, 2007 4:46 PM
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    VS.NET 2003 is wired to .NET 1.1 and VS 2005 is wired to .NET 2.0, although you can install extensions of .NET 3.0 (WWF, WCF, WPF). On the other hand, VS 2008 can target .NET 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5.

     

    All that said, this forum is for VS extensibility, not for VS general questions.

    Wednesday, November 21, 2007 9:30 AM