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Advice on buying 2005

What do I need ?
I am currenly making cutom controls for my future programs, I expect to use
Win32 API, Accessability and GDI+ quite a lot. Eventual I will have to make
a website and try to sell my programs.

Will 2005 Standard do, or do I need 2005 Prof.

Upgrade
I have 2003 Academic boxed, and 2002 Architect from MSDN, it is however my
former boss who had the MSDN subscription.

Can either of these be upgraded to 2005 Professinol ?

TIA
Aslog, who hopes to be Aslog's Solitaires

Jan 30 '06 #1
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AFIK you are S.O.L as the versions you have are not upgradeable to you.
Go grab Visual Studio 2005 Express to get started and buy up to VS2005 Pro
after they release the VS2005 service pack which hopefully will repair all
the bugs.

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What do I need ?
I am currenly making cutom controls for my future programs, I expect to
use Win32 API, Accessability and GDI+ quite a lot. Eventual I will have
to make a website and try to sell my programs.

Will 2005 Standard do, or do I need 2005 Prof.

Upgrade
I have 2003 Academic boxed, and 2002 Architect from MSDN, it is however my
former boss who had the MSDN subscription.

Can either of these be upgraded to 2005 Professinol ?

TIA
Aslog, who hopes to be Aslog's Solitaires

Jan 31 '06 #2
I have to agree.
Get the free Express version to trial the software, but don't buy 2005
pro yet.
I wish I had waited before I started using it. There's a few threads in
this group about people's experiences with upgrading.
You should read some of those.

Perhaps you can upgrade your 2002 licences to 2003? 2003 is still more
than worthy of your attention and will definately get you up and
running.
2005 has a few new things and I wouldn't put your new company's success
at risk by getting the current version of 2005.

Just my opinion though, you understand...

So are you going to make different versions of the card game solitaire?
Make sure you release Clock Solitaire... it seems to be missing in my
install of XP Pro.

Jan 31 '06 #3
Thank you very much
And Steven I will look into clock solitare.

Regards
Aslog

Jan 31 '06 #4

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