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Default I would really like to buy your book but......

I am not sure that you can run Visual Studio Express 2012 on a laptop/PC that also has Visual Studio 2010 installed on it as well. Can you successfully install Visual Studio Express 2012 on a PC/laptop that already has Visual Studio 2010 installed without messing things up for either Visual Studio Express 2012 or Visual Studio Professional 2010?

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Yes, that works without problems. I have machines that run VS2008, VS2010 and VS2012 all side-by-side.

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Good! Now I need to buy your book. Just one last question, does it follow the same path that the last book on ASP.NET followed? Do you build a live performances website of local musical groups in your new book like you did in your last book?
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Do you not also need to have a version of Visual Studio 2012 at least at the Professional level to run the applications that you have in your new book? Even the current Professional edition of Visual Studio 2012 is pretty expensive. I got my last version of Visual Studio 2010 Professional because my brother works as an Economics professor at the University of Texas at Austin and his wife is an Engineering professor at the University of Texas as well, and one of the courses she teaches is a computer engineering course using C/C++ to undergraduates in the Engineering department. So they were able to procure my Visual Studio 2010 Professional software for a very nominal fee. So far no sightings of Visual Studio 2012 for Academics has been spotted anywhere on the horizon.
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>> Just one last question, does it follow the same path that the last book on ASP.NET followed?

Yes it does. It's similar in concept, yet fully updated for ASP.NET 4.5 and VS 2012.

>> Do you not also need to have a version of Visual Studio 2012

Nope; you can use the free Express edition.

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I am not sure that you can run Visual Studio Express 2012 on a laptop/PC that also has Visual Studio 2010 installed on it as well. Can you successfully install Visual Studio Express 2012 on a PC/laptop that already has Visual Studio 2010 installed without messing things up for either Visual Studio Express 2012 or Visual Studio Professional 2010?

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vbboyd this is EXACTLY the same question I was going to ask!

I just took delivery of the new 4.5 book and I'm in the exact same position.

We are using 4.00 at work and I need to know if I install 4.5 if my Visual Studio 2010 will get "messed up" after the install and will it run/edit 4.5?
I plan on using Visual Studio Express 2012 to learn 4.5, but would like to keep my Visual Studio 2010 on my laptop.
I also just read somewhere else, that if you install 4.5, it "writes over" 4.00, so the install is not side by side, which makes sense.

I hope I can learn 4.5 on my laptop at home, whilst keeping things at work on my office PC with VS 2010 THE SAME with 4.00 until they update.

From what I just read above (LOL! read later...too fast on the draw!) I am pretty sure this is going to be very SWEET indeeed!

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Any further information would be great on this.

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Imar is the expert and he says in his post up above that you can run 4.0 and 4.5 side by side on the same PC or laptop without messing things up for either version then, then I would take his answer for it. I am sure a lot of other people are having the very same concern, as they try to make a decision as to whether or not they want to migrate from 4.0 to 4.5. So I guess Imar is correct in making that statement as being a fact and not just a guess.

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Does anyone have any news as to whether Microsoft will be coming out with an academic version of 2012? That is really a pretty good deal considering you can get the software for a nominal fee from your local university or educational institution, if you are enrolled as a student or teach as an instructor or professor.
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Yes, that works without problems. I have machines that run VS2008, VS2010 and VS2012 all side-by-side.

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So you are certain? The reason I ask is that other people posting on here are having similar concerns and I am sure we just all want to be sure so that everything is safe without any side effects or "messing things up".
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.NET 4.5 is an in-place replacement for the .NET 4 framework. There are so edge cases where this is causing problems for some people. However, for the majority of the code you'll write and the sites you build, this won't be a problem. I haven't run into any issues yet; your mileage may vary of course...

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VBBOYD:
Just finished downloading and installing everything as Imar describes in the book.

The install will take a while.
First it downloads and then installs, which can take around 2 hours total.
At times it seems like nothing is happening, but just be patient.

Make sure to note the Web Location of your WebSite1 on your hard drive.

Microsoft SQL Express LocalDB Edition 11.0 installed perfectly.
I also got "Hello World" to run and IIS Express is running.

Visual Studio 2010 opens and runs (I JUST opened it, no files or anything else done) on my machine fine, but I just opened it.

I had some difficulty (fat fingering) logging in and getting Microsoft to provide me with the free VSEW registration key (the install is only good for 30 days, so you have to provide Microsoft with information to get your key), than the download/install and even writing the code for "Hello World"! Go figure!

So far so good...hope this helps!
Now to dig in deeper!

JJ

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