Apps Built With VS 2008 SP1 Running on Machines Without? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a fleet of applications that we use in a production environment. Recently, in our development environment, we upgraded to Visual Studio Service Pack 1.  In our QA and Production environments, we have the .NET runtime 3.5 SP 1 installed, but not Visual Studio 2008 SP1. Is  VS 2008 SP1 needed for the applications to run properly if they were built with VS 2008 SP1, or will the . NET 3.5 SP1 suffice?

    This question is also posted here:

    although the forum below appears to be for the VS 2008 SP 1 Beta

    Monday, February 2, 2009 10:24 PM


  • Hi MarkPNeyer,

    The answer is Yes. Apps Built With VS 2008 SP1 still can run on Machines Without VS 2008 SP1.

    Visual Studio 2008 SP1 offers Visual Studio users improvements in responsiveness, stability and performance. It provides more IDE support when you develop your application.
    For more information on Visual Studio, see:
    The basic prerequisite is .Net Framework 3.5.
    The key components of the .NET Framework are the common language runtime (CLR) and the .NET Framework class library. The .NET Framework provides a managed execution environment, simplified development and deployment, and integration with a wide variety of programming languages. Thus, if you build your application based on .Net Framework 3.5 SP1, .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 is sufficient.

    I hope this information will be helpful.

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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Tuesday, February 10, 2009 2:36 AM
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 5:33 AM