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Default Is it ok to use Visual Studio 2012 Professional with this book

I purchased this book a year or two ago and just now sat down to read it, and well it is already slightly out of date.

I have designed web pages before and I have used Visual Studio Web Developer 2008 Express.

Currently I uninstalled 2008, and I have Visual Studio Professional 2012 installed.

The book uses Visual Studio Web Developer 2010.

But is it ok to use 2012?

I think the biggest difference is going to be HTML5.

I do not want to buy another book, but I'd rather use 2012. Or does 2010 support HTML5?

Or do you reccommend I uninstall 2012, and install 2010?

As long as HTML5 is supported I do not care which version I use, as my copy of Visual Studio 2012 was free from the MSDN Website Spark program, at least for another year.

And I am also using Dreamweaver CS6. So currently I have been going back and forth between Dreamweaver and Visual Studio. Visual Studio is better for forms and logins, but Dreamweaver is better for layout.

Currently I am using CSS to display mobile, as I do not know how to in ASP.net.




I did also uninstall both SQL Server 2008 and 2012...thinking I didn't need that, but I will have to reinstall one of those.
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But is it ok to use 2012?
It depends on how comfortable you are with Visual Studio and the differences. Stuff has changed quite a bit so you'll find instructions in my book referring to screens and options that are different on your machine.

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Or do you reccommend I uninstall 2012, and install 2010?
You can install them side by side which is what I would recommend.

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The 4.0 version of my book doesn't use HTML5 (the new 4.5 does though). You can do HTML5 in VS 2010 though.

In summary: Install VWD 2010 Express to follow along with the book. Then use VS 2012 for your own projects.

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Default I'll just upgrade to book ASP.net 4.5

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since I'm only on Chapter 2...I think I will just buy the new 4.5 book. Less confusing that way. That way I don't have to figure out between HTML 4 and 5.

Now since I uninstalled SQL Server...to reinstall it...can I just put the disk back in and install SQL Server, or do I need to uninstall and reinstall the whole Visual Studio 2012?
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HTML 5 isn't that big of an issue in VS. I use some of it in the new book, but certainly not all features.

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Nope, you can install them side by side and separately. However, VS 2012 installs SQL Express with LocalDB (which is what I used in the book), so make sure that's installed. Chapter 12 of the new book shows you what you need to do.

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