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Framework v3 and v3.5 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi
     
    I think this ought to be a couple of simple questions:

    1. Does the Framework v3 or v3.5 co-exist peacefully with v2.0?

    2. Does VS 2005 work OK with v3 or v3.5?

    I have an application written in VB .net using VS 2005 and targetting the framework v2.0. My customer has now told me he wants to use either v3.0 or v3.5. If I download one or the other will it upset my v2.0 installation in any way and will I be able to choose which version I wish to compile my application against?

    Thanks in advance

    Roy
    Roy T
    Thursday, November 13, 2008 11:38 AM

Answers

  • I have both 2.0 and 3.5 versions of the framework and haven't had any problems. I don't think you can target 3.5 with VB2005 though. I use VS2008 on 3.5 projects and VS2005 on 2.0 projects.

    Jim Anderson
    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Monday, November 17, 2008 3:47 AM
    Thursday, November 13, 2008 2:12 PM

All replies

  • I have both 2.0 and 3.5 versions of the framework and haven't had any problems. I don't think you can target 3.5 with VB2005 though. I use VS2008 on 3.5 projects and VS2005 on 2.0 projects.

    Jim Anderson
    • Marked as answer by Figo Fei Monday, November 17, 2008 3:47 AM
    Thursday, November 13, 2008 2:12 PM
  • Hi Jim Thanks for that

    Do you have both VS2005 and 2008 side by side then?

    Roy
    Roy T
    Thursday, November 20, 2008 2:11 PM
  • Currently, yes. I almost always have both (VS2005 & VS2008) open at the same time. All my work projects are in 2005, but for anything new I work on, I use 2008. From what I read though, I could just use VS2008 for both (and target 2.0 or 3.5 of the framework depending on  the project), but I'm okay using 2005 for 2.0 projects for now. I have my files associations (.sln, .csprpj, etc.) set to open VS2008 so I can't double-click on 2005 files to open them, but can do "Open As" or open them from inside the IDE.

    Jim
    Friday, November 21, 2008 7:41 PM