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What is the difference between these two softwares (Microsoft Visual Studio 11 and Visual Web Dev.). Which one is easier and better to work with.
Also please let me know a good book to learn Visual Studio 11.
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Visual Web Developer is the component of Visual Studio that enables you to build web applications. It's part of the commercial version of VS but also comes as a separate, free install called Visual Web Developer Express Edition.

Microsoft Visual Studio 11 is the next version of Visual Studio, currently released as a Developer Preview only. It contains the Web Developer components but those are currently not available as a stand alone Express edition yet.

The current version, called Visual Studio 2010 has both commercial, full versions available as well as the free Web Developer 2010 Express Edition: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudi...eloper-express

You may want to check out my book on ASP.NET 4 - Beginning ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB: http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTit...470502215.html


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Hi Imar, thanks for yur answer. I actually have your book already and I had downloaded Visual Web Developer Express 2010.
However I was recommended to download Visual Studio 2011 (since I wanted to modify this Nopcommerce webpage I downloaded from nopcommerce, but I don't know how to run it or how to use it once I opened it with Visual Studio 2011. Nopcommerce uses the razor cshtml and it is kind of different to the .aspx I was using). Any books related this you can recommend me?
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The current version of the developer preview is quite old, so I am sure I would recommend using it. It's alpha software so I am not sure why you need it to get Nopcommerce.

My book Beginning ASP.NET Web Pages with WebMatrix talks a lot about Razor and cshtml files. There must be other books available on the subject as well, but no title comes to mind at the moment.

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Hi Imar, I'll get that book. But I'm having a problem with Webmatrix and I don't know how to fix it.
The last thing I did with the Webmatrix was creating a new nopcommerce project, then I guess it upgraded to nopcommerce 2.30 (I had 2.20 before), since I wanted nopcommerce 2.40 version, I went to the nopcommerce website and I used the Web Platform Installer to install version nopcommerce 2.40. Well the Web platform installer started installing and I got this windows "An updated Web Platform Installer is available" "Web Platform Installer 4.0 Installation (release date Sep 08, 2011", so I clicked "I Accept" the installation process began. After that, I got a windows that said: Microsoft Web Platform Installer 3.0: "Newer version already installed" so I pressed "Ok". After that, I got this windows saying: "Failed to install Web Platform Installer. Click OK to use the browser to download installer", so I presssed "Ok' again. Then, I got this Security Warning to install an application named: WebPlatformInstaller_3_10_amd64_en-US.msi. Type: Windows Installer package, 2.18MB. From: download.microsoft.com, so I pressed "Run" and "Run" again for the Web Plarform Installer windows next to this one. After this, I got two windows:
1. Microsoft web Platform Installer 3.0 Setup "Newer version already installed "Ok"
2. Microsoft web Platform Installer 3.0 Setup
Microsoft IIS Internet Information Services
"Welcome to the Microsoft Web Platform Installer 3.0 setup Wizard.
please wait while the Setup Wizard prepares to guide you throught the installation (the buttons are gray, so I can do nothing with this window).
So, I pressed "Ok" for the first windows (1) I got this windows:
Microsoft web Platform Installer 3.0 Setup
Microsoft IIS Internet Information Services
Microsoft Web Platform Installer 3.0 Setup wizard ended prematurely
Microsoft Web platform Installer 3.0 Setup Wizard ended prematurely beacuse of an error. Your system has not been modified. to install this program at a later time, run Setup Wizard again.
Click the Finish button to exit the Setup Wizard.
So I clicked "Finish" button

Now I have nothing in the "Site From Web Gallery" to choose.
So my questions are:
What happend with Webmatrix?
Why I can see the "Site From Web Gallery" selection?
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Not sure what's going on. Have you tried fully uninstalling, rebooting and reinstalling WebMatrix?

If it keeps failing, contact Microsoft support to figure out what the problem is (or maybe Google knows more about this error).

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