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Should I install NET framework 3.0? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have Visual Studio 2005 installed and am about to install Visual Studio 2008, which includes Framework 3.5.  Is there any reason why I would need to install Framework 3.0?  (I have plenty of space.)  If so, should I install it before or after the Visual Studio 2008 installation?


    Solitaire
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 10:48 PM

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    Hello,

            If you install Visual Studio 2008, as you have mentioned, .NET Framework 3.5 will be installed on your side.   And you know, .NET Framework 3.5 already contains .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 and 3.0 SP1, so you don’t need to install .NET Framework 3.0 separately.    

            Besides, Visual Studio 2008 SP1 has been released, which contains .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.   Also, now .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.0 SP2 are included in this latest version of .NET Framework released.  You could get Visual Studio 2008 SP1 here for Installer version and here for ISO version.

     

            If you have any other questions, please just let me know.

     

            Thanks,

    Best Regards,
    Lingzhi


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    • Marked as answer by Solitaire Friday, September 26, 2008 4:14 AM
    Friday, September 26, 2008 2:59 AM
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    Hello,

            If you install Visual Studio 2008, as you have mentioned, .NET Framework 3.5 will be installed on your side.   And you know, .NET Framework 3.5 already contains .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 and 3.0 SP1, so you don’t need to install .NET Framework 3.0 separately.    

            Besides, Visual Studio 2008 SP1 has been released, which contains .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.   Also, now .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.0 SP2 are included in this latest version of .NET Framework released.  You could get Visual Studio 2008 SP1 here for Installer version and here for ISO version.

     

            If you have any other questions, please just let me know.

     

            Thanks,

    Best Regards,
    Lingzhi


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    • Marked as answer by Solitaire Friday, September 26, 2008 4:14 AM
    Friday, September 26, 2008 2:59 AM
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  • Thank you.  So you are saying that when I install Visual Studio 2008, it will automatically install Framework 3.0 as well as 3.5.  Is that correct?

    Solitaire
    Friday, September 26, 2008 4:10 AM
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    Hello, again,

            Yes, you are absolutely correct.   By the way, if you are using Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, .NET Framework 2.0 and 3.0 have been installed on your side as system components.  

     

            Thanks,

    Best Regards,
    Lingzhi


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    Friday, September 26, 2008 5:18 AM
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  • Hi,

    I need to use .Net 3.0 with VS 2005. Is it possible?

    I insalled .net 3.0 but when I see the Help>About in the VS menu, I see that .net 2.0 is used rather than 3.0

    Please le me know how to use .Net 3.0 with VS 2005.
    Friday, September 26, 2008 5:08 PM
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    Hello,

           You know Visual Studio 2005 is targeted as .NET Framework 2.0 and when developing with Visual Studio 2008, we could choose to target .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5.   So, if you want to developing WPF, WCF and WF (.NET Framework 3.0 new features) application without any problems, I recommended you use Visual Studio 2008.    However, we could still download some extensions for Visual Studio 2005 to handle .NET Framework 3.0 applications, like this one:  Visual Studio 2005 extensions for .NET Framework 3.0 (Windows Workflow Foundation).

     

            If you have any other questions, please just let me know.

     

            Thanks,

    Best Regards,
    Lingzhi


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    Monday, September 29, 2008 8:00 AM
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