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.NET 2005 versus 2003 standard edition

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Dear experts,

There is a lot of talk these days about .net.
I'm considering buying the software to pick it up.
Yet something else to learn!

I notice that you can get older standard version
..NET 2003 on the web. Much cheaper than the 2005 version.

How much different is 2003 standard edition to 2005?

I just want to get my hands dirty, and get familiar
with the product. Is most of the 2005 functionality
also found in 2003? Ie. most all of the same functions.

Or, is it a significantly different product, with
new and different paradigms to be concerned with?
And, I really should be concerned with 2005?

Thanks a lot

Feb 6 '07 #1
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ja**********@yahoo.com wrote:
There is a lot of talk these days about .net.
I'm considering buying the software to pick it up.
Yet something else to learn!

I notice that you can get older standard version
.NET 2003 on the web. Much cheaper than the 2005 version.

How much different is 2003 standard edition to 2005?

I just want to get my hands dirty, and get familiar
with the product. Is most of the 2005 functionality
also found in 2003? Ie. most all of the same functions.

Or, is it a significantly different product, with
new and different paradigms to be concerned with?
And, I really should be concerned with 2005?
VS 2003 is .NET 1.1 and VS 2005 is .NET 2.0 (and 3.0).

At this point in time I think it would be a bad idea to
go for 2003/1.1 - you will be very frustrated when
you find examples on the net and they do not work
for you.

Arne
Feb 6 '07 #2

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if you just want to have a look, get the free tool from MS.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/

enjoy!
Feb 6 '07 #3

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ja**********@yahoo.com wrote:
Dear experts,

There is a lot of talk these days about .net.
I'm considering buying the software to pick it up.
Yet something else to learn!

I notice that you can get older standard version
.NET 2003 on the web. Much cheaper than the 2005 version.
Get free VS 2005 express version, VS 2003 is too old now.

--
Oleg Tkachenko [XML MVP, MCPD]
http://blog.tkachenko.com | http://www.XmlLab.Net | http://www.XLinq.Net
Feb 6 '07 #4

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On Feb 6, 7:20 am, javanewbi...@yahoo.com wrote:
Dear experts,

There is a lot of talk these days about .net.
I'm considering buying the software to pick it up.
Yet something else to learn!

I notice that you can get older standard version
.NET 2003 on the web. Much cheaper than the 2005 version.

How much different is 2003 standard edition to 2005?

I just want to get my hands dirty, and get familiar
with the product. Is most of the 2005 functionality
also found in 2003? Ie. most all of the same functions.

Or, is it a significantly different product, with
new and different paradigms to be concerned with?
And, I really should be concerned with 2005?

Thanks a lot
hi, one and all
if u r new to learn to .net don't go for 2005(2.0) because in
that most of cases u r doing only the drag and drop means less coding
in that comparing to .net 2003(1.1). so if ur a fresher try work on
2003 and go for 2005.

Feb 6 '07 #5

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if u r new to learn to .net don't go for 2005(2.0)...

If I understand correctly (I am about 65% sure...), then I can't see
any reasonable justification for this. If you don't want to use the
designer features of VS2005, then quite simply: don't use them! There
is absolutely nothing to stop you from doing all the designer gubbins
yourself, and I highly recommend it - but this is not really any
different between 2003 and 2005.

However, using 2005 gives the beginner the chance to work with
generics etc *from the outset*, rather than having to unlearn a lot of
bad habits about collections and boxing.

Add to this: the MS Visual C# 2005 Express Edition being freely
available, and the additional 2.0 language / framework features, and
you are onto a winner with 2005.

Marc
Feb 6 '07 #6

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kittu wrote:
if u r new to learn to .net don't go for 2005(2.0) because in that
most of cases u r doing only the drag and drop means less coding in
that comparing to .net 2003(1.1)
That's rubbish. I have *never* used the design view within VS2005, and
*all* of the code I produce is written by hand.

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Dylan Parry
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against a wall, but with fewer opportunities for reward.
Feb 6 '07 #7

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dont you find that a bit inefficient?
Feb 7 '07 #8

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I think it means he has control issues. Not that there's anything wrong
with that. (This would be the pot calling the kettle black.)

Robin S.
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dont you find that a bit inefficient?

Feb 7 '07 #9

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