Last post Feb 11, 2009 04:15 PM by Curt_C
Feb 11, 2009 01:27 PM|alex2go|LINK
I just installed VS 2005 on a new system. I installed VS2005 SP1 and .NET framework 3.5. I haven't been able to open a new AJAX website, and when I look at VS2005 > HELP > About Visual Studio I says that I am running .NET framework 2.0.
If I look under my computers Control Panel > Add Remove Programs I see that .NET framework 3.5 is also installed.
Why isn't Visual Studio 2005 using .NET 3.5, since it is installed on my system??
visual studio 2005 - .net 3.5 and AJAX
Feb 11, 2009 02:03 PM|Curt_C|LINK
that's what VS 2008 is for.....
Feb 11, 2009 02:09 PM|alex2go|LINK
you giving out a free copy of VS 2008?
On Microsoft download page, under system requirements it doesn't say if .NET 3.5 is compatable with VS2005.
Can someone please give me a straight answer?
Feb 11, 2009 02:24 PM|alex2go|LINK
This is from Microsoft instruction page:
This would seem to imply that asp.net 3.5 IS compatable with VS 2005.
Only I can't :
because there is no "ASP.NET AJAX Web Site" available.
That appears to be the problem here.
Feb 11, 2009 02:33 PM|Curt_C|LINK
you have to do it manually for 2005.
And yes, I am giving out 2008 for free (or rather Microsoft is), it's called Express....
http://www.microsoft.com/express (all 2008 express products)
http://www.microsoft.com/express/vwd/ (Visual Web Developer edition)
Feb 11, 2009 02:43 PM|alex2go|LINK
Are you saying that the Express version of VS2008 is better than my paid version of 05? I would be giving up nothing in terms of functionality?
And to plea one more time for the answer to my original question... where might I find instructions for doing "it manually in 2005?" Im not sure Im ready for the upgrade right at this very moment.
Feb 11, 2009 04:15 PM|Curt_C|LINK
For "manual" method it's just a matter of
- puting in the Web.Config entries for the dll registrations.
- adding the script manager to your page
- adding the controls to your page.
You will need to add the controls to the toolbox too, just point to the DLL
And as for the "better" question... maybe. Depends on what tools you need.
I've found that most sites can be done with the VWD-Express 2008 quite easily.