Jul 10, 2007 04:58 PM|quantass0|LINK
We're considering upgrading to MS
Visual Studio 2005 from VS 2003. Our concern is backwards compatability with existing web apps. At the moment we have several applications running under ASP.NET v1.1 (mostly in C#) on our Win2K3 box. We intend on using the capabilities of .NET v1.1 for
at least another year or so as we have several existing apps that were composed under VS 2003 and .NET v1.1.
My quesitons are:
1. Our IIS Web Site is set for ASP.NET 1.1 framework. Is VS 2005 capable compiling code that is still compatabile with our existing
ASP.NET v1.1 portal (we use Rainbow Portal) and the existing .DLLs / Source in production that were compiled using VS 2003 / .NET v1.1 ? Can all this code intermingle and run fine under our current web site?
2. Is VS 2005 capable of outputting both .NET v1.1 and 2.0 assemblies?
3. I've heard of VS 2005 converting 2003 projects to 2005 projects. Is the change so radical that our existing .NET 1.1 website will not be able to function with it (ie. is web.config, ascx, and aspx with code-behind still the backend structure) ?