Last post Aug 15, 2008 09:21 AM by XIII
Aug 11, 2008 03:46 PM|AllBruAnd|LINK
Sorry for the dumb question, but is it possible to continue doing ASP.NET 2.0 development work on a box after ASP.NET 3.5 is installed? Or will I need to keep one of my boxes strictly a 2.0 machine?
Aug 11, 2008 03:52 PM|XIII|LINK
Aug 11, 2008 03:52 PM|cv_vikram|LINK
You can easliy continue to work on both the frameworks independently on the same machine until and unless you have installed the the frameworks in the
.Net framework 2.0
.Net framework 3.5
Hope it helped you.
Aug 11, 2008 04:02 PM|sappidireddy|LINK
in solution build property select target frame work 2.0
Aug 11, 2008 04:59 PM|devcalpoly|LINK
Ofcourse. Using Visual Studio 2008, you can target .NET Framework 2.0/3.0/3.5.
In previous versions of Visual Studio this is not available.
Aug 12, 2008 12:39 AM|XIII|LINK
Using Visual Studio you can target .NET Framework 1.0/2.0/3.5
That's incorrect information. Each Visual Studio mapped to a certain .NET framework in the past. Only Since Visual Studio 2008 it's possible to have multitargetting but .NET 1.0 or 1.1 isn't supported. Only 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5.
Aug 12, 2008 10:28 AM|devcalpoly|LINK
The info you have provided is correct. I've updated my entry. I missed few words in the previous post.
Aug 15, 2008 09:02 AM|AllBruAnd|LINK
Thanks for all your help, but I'm still not clear; I suppose that's because of the way I posed the question. I currently have the VS2008 trial edition downloaded, but not installed on my computer; I'd like to upgrade my VS2005 to VS2008 without the trial
version, but I've just finished a contract and am wary about spending the money ATM. Anyway, what I was wondering is if I upgrade from .NET 2.0 to .NET 3.5, does that mean that everything I do from here on out will be in 3.5? Or can I still target 2.0 from
Aug 15, 2008 09:21 AM|XIII|LINK
you can run both VS 2005 and 2008 side by side on the same machine without problems. However once you get addicted to the IDE enhancements in 2008 and know that it supports multitargetting you don't want to use 2005 anymore. You can read more about the whole
multitargetting thing here:
VS 2008 Multi-Targeting Support.
I can imagine that you don't want to spend the money. What you can do is to install the 90 day trial edition or install VWD Express 2008 edition which is free.