Last post Dec 09, 2008 11:42 PM by firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 13, 2008 05:34 AM|denniscy|LINK
I have VS 2005 installed but I would like to set up VWD08 and start testing the new features
while still retaining the VS05 on my computer. Is it possible to have both of these software running on the same computer?
Many thanks in advance.
Feb 13, 2008 11:04 AM|rfreeze|LINK
Dec 01, 2008 07:13 PM|DaveCS|LINK
I have the same setup as you. I can no longer connect to sql server express through vs2005. I am looking around on how to resolve that right now.
In my opinion, I would finish any vs2005 that need to be finished then fully commit to vwd2008/vs2008. I would not mix the two. There are issues with references etc if you swap a project between the two IDEs. At least in my case.
Dec 02, 2008 10:54 AM|DarthSwian|LINK
I have 2005 and 2008 running on my machine with no conflicts, however, when I had VS2003 installed as well, I would never be able to convert a 2003 project to 2008. Once I removed 2003 I was able to do this no problem.
Dec 05, 2008 01:40 AM|DaveCS|LINK
Good to know.
How are you having vs2005 "talk" to sql server express 2005 and not sql server express 2008?
I created a named instance of SQL Server Express 2008 during installation of vwd2008 and ran SQL Server Express 2005 side by side.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.SQLEXPRESS2008 for vwd2008
Default C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL for vs2005
VS2005 would provide a simple dialog error message letting me know the database being used is not supported as the current version is newer. I even tested projects created years earlier that worked fine until the install of vwd2008.
I could use vs2005 with Server Express 2008 after downloading a Microsoft tool. Yet existing or new ASPNETDB.MDF files were rendered useless.
At the end of the day I unistalled vwd2008, sql server express 2008, sql server express 2005 and the management tools.
I then reinstalled sql server express 2005 to get my old vs 2005 enviroment up and running.
I'm not even going to touch on crystal reports, custom tools (IE component one and the like) or the AJAX Toolkit in regard using vwd2008 and vs2005 side by side or sharing projects.
My experience testing vwd2008 cost me a day of downtime and was a nightmare to repair. It would be nice to hear how others got it to work nice with vs/vwd 2005 as vwd2008 is a good tool.
Thanks a million, Dave
Dec 09, 2008 11:42 PMemail@example.com|LINK
Yes,Even i have both 2005 and 2008 Versions on the same Computer and still working Good..