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Last post Oct 31, 2007 03:48 AM by scottb2
Aug 23, 2007 02:13 PM|LINK
What are the differences between these Visual Studio product versions:
VS 2005 Standard vs VS 2005 Pro
VS 2005 Pro (Academic Version) vs VS 2005 Pro
Aug 23, 2007 07:06 PM|LINK
You will hardly find complete answer to this question. I was looking once and no help.
What I know is that Standard is sufficient for web development.
Pro has more project types and templates for example Database project. Also Office development tool support, unit testing, mobile and a few other features are VS professional only as stated on: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/07/26/vs-2008-and-net-3-5-beta-2-released.aspx#3291726
Hope this helps a little :)
Aug 23, 2007 08:59 PM|LINK
Aug 24, 2007 06:38 AM|LINK
What does mean: "Simplified menu options and defaults"?
Aug 24, 2007 02:12 PM|LINK
VS has a lot of commands and many users only use some of them, depending on what they do. Therefore VS 2005 introduced concept of user profiles, like 'General development' (all commands visible), 'VB Development', 'C# development', 'C++ development', etc.
For example, someone doing C# development most pobably won't need to see VB-specific options and commands and Web developer rarely need to look at C++ exceptions. This does not mean commands are not available - you can always switch to General profile where
everything is visible.
Express edition has special mode Tools | Options dialogs. There is however a checkbox 'Show all options' that switches dialog to standard mode. Express edition is does not have all commands as full Visual Studio. Differences see here:
Oct 31, 2007 01:49 AM|LINK
Oct 31, 2007 03:48 AM|LINK
Found it...I had to click on the "Show all settings" checkbox before the debugging folder would show up.