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Hi,

I'm thinking of moving onto C Sharp and am currently reading all the FAQs I
can lay my hands on. I have downloaded the Express edition but I can't yet
find out exactly what the limitations are (I think it can only address local
databases but not sure what else).

Also is Visual Studio.NET the same as Visual Studio 2005?

I only have experience in programming MS Access so I'm going to miss
subforms and the built-in reports. Are there any third party solutions that
would offer similar functionality for subforms? If you're using Express how
do you handle reports?

What's the lowdown with deployment? I had to buy software to make deploying
Access databases a less painful experience...

thanks
Martin
Apr 2 '06 #1
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Hello Deano,

D> I'm thinking of moving onto C Sharp and am currently reading all the
D> FAQs I can lay my hands on. I have downloaded the Express edition
D> but I can't yet find out exactly what the limitations are (I think it
D> can only address local databases but not sure what else).

See sample spread sheet there http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/compare/

D> Also is Visual Studio.NET the same as Visual Studio 2005?

VS.net is just general name for VS above 6.0 version. .NET has 3 releases
and each VS correspond to the new .NET FW version

D> I only have experience in programming MS Access so I'm going to miss
D> subforms and the built-in reports. Are there any third party
D> solutions that would offer similar functionality for subforms? If
D> you're using Express how do you handle reports?

By using SQLServer Reporting add-in (ships with express), or 3rd part tools.
Standard CrystalReports is not available in Express Edition

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Apr 2 '06 #2

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What I feel is most important in a programmer is the ZEAL and ENTHUSIASM to
work in any language. Thus, I would like to encourage you to start developing
in C# as every language aims at the same thing - ie. PROGRAMMING

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Apr 3 '06 #3

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Michael Nemtsev wrote:
Hello Deano,
I'm thinking of moving onto C Sharp and am currently reading all the
FAQs I can lay my hands on. I have downloaded the Express edition
but I can't yet find out exactly what the limitations are (I think it
can only address local databases but not sure what else).


See sample spread sheet there
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/compare/

Thanks for the link, looks useful.
Apr 3 '06 #4

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