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What does one need to know to go through the exercises using MS Visual Studio 2008? The lessons are all written for VWD and from what I understand VWD is a component of Visual Studio.

I guess the question is -how do I get to the lesson if I am using Visual Studio?

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Hi there,

VWD is indeed a component of Visual Studio, but also available as a stand alone application (the free Express edition).

I think you'll generally find that if a book targets the free Express Edition and you are using the commercial version like VS 2008 Standard or Professional that most of the things are very similar. Sometimes a menu or a panel may be named differently, but many concepts are identical.

However, you're likely to run into a little more problems with the difference between the 2005 and 2008 editions. The Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 book uses VWD 2005. So maybe you're better off installing 2005 Express as well, or buy the Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 book instead which targets VWD 2008 and VS 2008: http://www.wrox.com/WileyCDA/WroxTit...47018759X.html

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Hey thanks.

My free trial for visual studio just expired. I think my post was a moot point. :(



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