Wrox Programmer Forums
Go Back   Wrox Programmer Forums > ASP.NET and ASP > ASP.NET 2.0 > ASP.NET 2.0 Basics
|
ASP.NET 2.0 Basics If you are new to ASP or ASP.NET programming with version 2.0, this is the forum to begin asking questions. Please also see the Visual Web Developer 2005 forum.
Welcome to the p2p.wrox.com Forums.

You are currently viewing the ASP.NET 2.0 Basics section of the Wrox Programmer to Programmer discussions. This is a community of software programmers and website developers including Wrox book authors and readers. New member registration was closed in 2019. New posts were shut off and the site was archived into this static format as of October 1, 2020. If you require technical support for a Wrox book please contact http://hub.wiley.com
 
Old November 25th, 2005, 10:11 PM
Friend of Wrox
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 204
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Upgrading to ASP.NET 2.0 Questions

Greetings fellow Web Developers,

I've been developing in Visual Studio.NET 2003 for a couple of years, and have recently gotten a beta version of 2005, which I haven't yet installed. From what I can tell, there are many excellent reasons to upgrade to 2005/2.0, but I wanted to check a couple of things first...

Can VS2005 open and allow me to work on my old 2003 projects?

Can 2005 and 2003 work side by side?

Will my Beta version of 2005 be expiring soon, now that it's been released, leaving me in a bind until I can come up with another $599?

Any other conversion issues I should be aware of?

Thanks.

Aaron

 
Old November 25th, 2005, 10:26 PM
Imar's Avatar
Wrox Author
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 17,089
Thanks: 80
Thanked 1,576 Times in 1,552 Posts
Default

Hi Aaron,

1. No: .NET 2003 and .NET 2005 are two completely different things. VS.NET 2003 targets .NET 1.1 and VS 2005 targets .NET 2. There are "upgrade wizards" to convert 2003 projects to 2005, but there is no way back. Also, I don't think any ASP.NET project can be converted successfully because of the many differences.

2. Yes. I have VS 6, VS.NET 2003 and VS 2005 running side by side without a problem.

3. I suggest you check out the RTM Express editions of Visual Web Developer 2005, Visual C# 2005 and VB 2005. All of them are free. These versions have a lot in common with their bigger brothers like the Standard and Professional versions. For personal / hobby sites and even small development shops, they should be more than enough.
If you like what you see, you can always upgrade later and transfer *all* of your knowledge / experience to the full versions; unlike the transition from the free Web Matrix to VS.NET 2003.

HtH,

Imar
---------------------------------------
Imar Spaanjaars
Everyone is unique, except for me.
While typing this post, I was listening to: Scum by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (Track 9 from the album: Your Funeral...My Trial) What's This?
 
Old December 11th, 2005, 11:51 PM
Friend of Wrox
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 204
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Woops, I forgot to say thank you. How rude of me.

Thanks again, Imar!

Aaron






Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Upgrading ASP w/ SQLserver 2000 to ASP.NET w/2005 cJeffreywang ASP.NET 2.0 Basics 1 April 5th, 2007 11:30 PM
Several questions in asp.net collie General .NET 0 September 30th, 2006 05:58 AM
ASP.NET questions. cstooch Classic ASP Databases 0 May 14th, 2006 02:13 PM
upgrading asp.net 1.0 to asp.net 1.1 petero ASP.NET 1.x and 2.0 Application Design 1 December 5th, 2005 01:05 AM





Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.