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VS0-2008 requires framework 3.5 on user PC - alternative?

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xz
I created my first quick-and-dirty Windows Forms app using VS-2008.
Very slick & nice.
But it requires 3.5 to be on the desktop - no good, makes it
unusable. Nobody is going to download that here.
For a simple application, is there anyway to tell VS to build the app
in such a way that it only requires 1.0 or 1.1 of the framework? I'm
guessing the answer is no but I figured I'd ask...

I would create an ASP.NET app, but we don't have a place to host for
now - this has to go on the user's desktop.

xz

Aug 6 '07 #1
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xz,

VS 2008 allows you to create projects from .NET 2.0 and beyond, and I
believe you can set which version of the framework you can use when you
create the project (through a drop down in the upper left hand corner).

Unfortunately, I don't believe that you can develop for the 1.1 or 1.0
framework (maybe using MSBee, but I am not sure).

You are probably better off just using VS.NET 2003 or VS.NET 2002.
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"xz" <ja*********@gmail.comwrote in message
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>I created my first quick-and-dirty Windows Forms app using VS-2008.
Very slick & nice.
But it requires 3.5 to be on the desktop - no good, makes it
unusable. Nobody is going to download that here.
For a simple application, is there anyway to tell VS to build the app
in such a way that it only requires 1.0 or 1.1 of the framework? I'm
guessing the answer is no but I figured I'd ask...

I would create an ASP.NET app, but we don't have a place to host for
now - this has to go on the user's desktop.

xz

Aug 6 '07 #2

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Hello Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP],
xz,

VS 2008 allows you to create projects from .NET 2.0 and beyond,
and I believe you can set which version of the framework you can use
when you create the project (through a drop down in the upper left
hand corner).

Unfortunately, I don't believe that you can develop for the 1.1 or
1.0 framework (maybe using MSBee, but I am not sure).
Just to confirm: VS2008 will indeed *not* support 1.x versions of the framework.
This is due to the fact that there were so many changes between the CLR going
from 1.1 to 2.0. It would have been too much work.
You are probably better off just using VS.NET 2003 or VS.NET 2002.
I would no longer suggest version 1.x for building new applications. Go with
Framework 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. As you said before it's eay to later
open that solution in VS2008 without having to change anything. That way
you can easily upgrade and expand when Framework 3.5 becomes more mainstream.

Jesse
"xz" <ja*********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@19g2000hsx.googlegro ups.com...
>I created my first quick-and-dirty Windows Forms app using VS-2008.
Very slick & nice.
But it requires 3.5 to be on the desktop - no good, makes it
unusable. Nobody is going to download that here.
For a simple application, is there anyway to tell VS to build the app
in such a way that it only requires 1.0 or 1.1 of the framework? I'm
guessing the answer is no but I figured I'd ask...
I would create an ASP.NET app, but we don't have a place to host for
now - this has to go on the user's desktop.

xz

Aug 6 '07 #3

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xz
I'm left wondering perhaps if - because of our restriction that we
can't use a web-server - and the framework restrictions are too
limiting - its best to use something like Xforms? I don't have much
exp. with that technology and if there are any with a nice GUI
environment to create the form itself. But ideally, we could send the
3rd party a page (or series of web-pages) via email, which when opened
would display a form, and hitting submit writes their answers to a
text file which they could send back to us.
Anyone with any ideas on tools to create something like this - not
requiring any server ?

Aug 6 '07 #4

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xz
Yah I hear what you're saying... the dmz restriction is very very
difficult to get around. I'm left with sending them x-forms and them
sending it back... doesn't require a server (using formfaces + ajax)
and no ms framework. But I'm really out on a limb hear... pulling out
my hair with this js code.

Aug 6 '07 #5

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Hello xz,
Yah I hear what you're saying... the dmz restriction is very very
difficult to get around. I'm left with sending them x-forms and them
sending it back... doesn't require a server (using formfaces + ajax)
and no ms framework. But I'm really out on a limb hear... pulling out
my hair with this js code.
Well you've gotten yourself into a terrible mess it seems. It might be easier
to send a signed Excel sheet with a couple of macro's aroud by email. Or
a Flash file for that matter. I'd drop the javascript idea for something
more mature.

Jesse
Aug 6 '07 #6

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