Last post Jun 28, 2006 12:12 PM by Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)
Jun 13, 2006 01:53 PM|bilalso|LINK
How can I point VS2003 to framework 2.0 ??
I have both 1.1 and 2.0 installed on my development machine and for some reason I cant install VS2005. How can I point VS 2003 to 2.0 framework.
In this scenarion, will I be able use new features of 2.0 such as datagridview, enhancements in ADO.net and other new features ??
Jun 13, 2006 02:20 PM|StrongTypes|LINK
You can't develop .NET 2.0 content in Visual Studio 2003. You'll need either Visual Web Developer or Visual Studio 2005.
Jun 13, 2006 02:35 PM|bilalso|LINK
just trying to understand...why is it so ??
Is this because of the compiler ???If we can somehow point VS2003 to look at framework 2.0 to perform compilation then would'nt it work this way ?? I mean, if design-time support is not available in VS2003 for .net 2.0 features then its fine...it should
still be able to compile...
Jun 13, 2006 03:10 PM|StrongTypes|LINK
You might be able to work something out with the compiler, but other than that there is no guranatee that what you create actually works. So, it's a lost cause.
Jun 13, 2006 11:43 PM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
Here is why:
Jun 14, 2006 09:44 AM|bilalso|LINK
Jun 14, 2006 10:44 AM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK
Jun 28, 2006 10:35 AM|bilalso|LINK
One related question..
if the dlls are compiled in native C++ compiler using VS2005, can they be referenced in apps built in other frameworks ??
If a C++ app is built using VS 2001 (using native C++ compiller) for instance then will this app be able to reference C++ dlls compiled in native C++ compiler but written using VS2005 ??
Jun 28, 2006 12:12 PM|Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)|LINK