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Old March 29th, 2008, 03:49 PM
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Default Does Visual Studio 2008 contains .NET3.5?

Hi,
I bought the Professional C# 2008 book. It mentions that we need .NET 3.5 SDK and Visual Studio 2008 to write and run C# programs. Couple of questions related to that are:
1. If I buy Visual Studio 2008, does it contain .NET 3.5 SDK?
2. Where to buy Visual Studio 2008 and any idea about the price?
   I checked Best Buy and Circuit City and CompUSA and they don't
   have it in store (although CompUSA guy said he can get it).
   I checked Amazon.com and it shows the Professional Version for
   about $477.00, while E-Bay has the same Professional Version for
   about $128.00 + S&H. They both say Visual Studio 2008 Pro Edition.
   Any idea how much it is and from where to buy? If .NET 3.5 SDK is
   not part of Visual Studio 2008 then from where should I buy that?
   I just need to home/personal version of both software.

Thanks,
Sikander
 
Old March 30th, 2008, 04:41 AM
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The .Net Framework 3.5 is a free download off the Microsoft web site.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

You can get started with the free versions of Visual Studio 2008 Express also from Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/default.aspx

I couldn't find a comparision sheet for Visual Studio 2008 but here's the one for 2005:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700921.aspx



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