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Confused about "ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2" and "ASP.NET and Frameworks 2012.2" RRS feed

  • Question

  • User701529303 posted

    What's the difference between the two packages?

    Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:11 AM

Answers

  • User281315223 posted

    The two are very similar as they focus on the same actual technologies for ASP.NET and could likely event include some of the same materials.

    • ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 - As Jon Galloway discusses in his blog post regarding the release, the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 package doesn't make any changes involving the .NET Framework or Runtime at all. The release focuses on new templates and tools that you can use to create new projects within Visual Studio but shouldn't affect any existing applications that you might have.
    • ASP.NET and Frameworks 2012.2 - Unlike the package mentioned above, this package focuses on updates for many of the technologies within the .NET Framework such as WebAPI, SignalR, and SPA applications. It should be mentioned it is very similar to the one above as it also includes some templating features as well (like Facebook integration) but it appears to be focused more on features than templating and tools.

    The ASP.NET and Frameworks update is the more recent of the two so if you were to download just one of them, I would likely recommend it over the Web Tools option. Although the Web Tools option seems to be more focused on Templating and Tools, both of them cover many of the same areas.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:41 AM
  • User401360897 posted

    Actually ASP.NET and Frameworks 2012.2 is one of the part of ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2. See ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 link for detail 

    See this,

    ASP.NET and Frameworks 2012.2

    This release updates ASP.NET and includes updates to Visual Studio 2012 or Visual Studio 2012 Web Express. For more information see instructions in the release notes at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=275132

     

    This will redirect the user to ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Release Notes 

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Sunday, March 24, 2013 9:28 AM

All replies

  • User281315223 posted

    The two are very similar as they focus on the same actual technologies for ASP.NET and could likely event include some of the same materials.

    • ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 - As Jon Galloway discusses in his blog post regarding the release, the ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 package doesn't make any changes involving the .NET Framework or Runtime at all. The release focuses on new templates and tools that you can use to create new projects within Visual Studio but shouldn't affect any existing applications that you might have.
    • ASP.NET and Frameworks 2012.2 - Unlike the package mentioned above, this package focuses on updates for many of the technologies within the .NET Framework such as WebAPI, SignalR, and SPA applications. It should be mentioned it is very similar to the one above as it also includes some templating features as well (like Facebook integration) but it appears to be focused more on features than templating and tools.

    The ASP.NET and Frameworks update is the more recent of the two so if you were to download just one of them, I would likely recommend it over the Web Tools option. Although the Web Tools option seems to be more focused on Templating and Tools, both of them cover many of the same areas.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:41 AM
  • User401360897 posted

    Actually ASP.NET and Frameworks 2012.2 is one of the part of ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2. See ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 link for detail 

    See this,

    ASP.NET and Frameworks 2012.2

    This release updates ASP.NET and includes updates to Visual Studio 2012 or Visual Studio 2012 Web Express. For more information see instructions in the release notes at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=275132

     

    This will redirect the user to ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Release Notes 

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Sunday, March 24, 2013 9:28 AM