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Old January 5th, 2006, 09:17 PM
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Default What is the different between VS2005 and VS.NET?

Dear Experts,

I really confused...what is the different between Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio.NET 2005..???..When I have to choose VS 2005 for programming and when I have to choose the .NET one..???..really...I confused about this....

Thanks and I would be happy and appreciate it if you explain to me further...

Old January 6th, 2006, 03:19 AM
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There isn't. Visual Studio 2005 is accidentally called Visual Studio .NET 2005 every now and then. However, the official title is Visual Studio 2005.

The confusion comes from previous versions that were called "Visual Studio .NET 2003 and 2003".


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Typically, when someone refers to VS.NET they are most likely referring to the latest .NET 1.x VS: Visual Studio.NET 2003. Visual Studio 2005 is the 2.0 version that works against a whole different framework (2.0 vs. 1.1). It would probably be best to start with the newest technology, however, far more people are using the 1.1 framework right now so you are more likely to find books and online help for it.

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actually there is no much difference between vs05& vs.net 05--
                      speaking technically .net refers to the framework used (which are 1.0& 2.0).where its job is to provide compiler or interpretor type of stuff-just like jvm(Java Virtual machine-in Java).i mean used to perform exicution operation for any language.
               And vs-05 or vs-03 is used to provide intellisense or take care about manuall creation of textboxes or checkboxes...

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Hi preet,

Not sure what you are saying here:
quote:actually there is no much difference between vs05& vs.net 05--
Are you saying there is not much difference between VS 2005 and VS.NET 2005? Or are you actually referring to the 2003 and 2005 versions?

In the former case, I don't agree. Since VS 2005 is the only version and VS.NET 2005 doesn't exist, there can't be "a little difference" between the two.

In the latter case I don't agree either. VS 2005 (and .NET 2.0) is a huge / major / large / enormous step forward compared to version 2003.

Would you like to shed some light on your latest response?


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