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C# Express with SQL Server

No amount of research will give me a definitive answer, so I turn to
this newsgroup.

For this project, I need to use SQL Server 2005 as the database
server.

Can I develop my application with C# Express?
Do I rather need the full Visual Studio 2005 Standard?
Or do I need to get the Visual Studio 2005 Professional?

It's all unclear. On Microsoft's website, it indicates that the
professional version comes with tightly integrated tools for SQL 2005
development, but maybe I don't need tightly integrated tools. Maybe
just a driver and some SQL queries will do the trick, I don't have a
particularly compilcated or heavy application.

Thanks for anyone sharing their thoughts on this.
Apr 2 '08 #1
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On Apr 2, 10:30 am, Laurent <laurentpoin...@gmail.comwrote:
No amount of research will give me a definitive answer, so I turn to
this newsgroup.

For this project, I need to use SQL Server 2005 as the database
server.

Can I develop my application with C# Express?
Yes, but with a lot of stuff stripped out from it.
Do I rather need the full Visual Studio 2005 Standard?
Or do I need to get the Visual Studio 2005 Professional?
Yes to both, but I'm not sure about the actual IDE differences between
the two.
>
It's all unclear. On Microsoft's website, it indicates that the
professional version comes with tightly integrated tools for SQL 2005
development, but maybe I don't need tightly integrated tools. Maybe
just a driver and some SQL queries will do the trick, I don't have a
particularly compilcated or heavy application.

Thanks for anyone sharing their thoughts on this.
The 2008 Expresss Editions are out, you should check these out!
http://www.microsoft.com/express/
Apr 2 '08 #2
On Apr 2, 11:30*am, Laurent <laurentpoin...@gmail.comwrote:
No amount of research will give me a definitive answer, so I turn to
this newsgroup.

For this project, I need to use SQL Server 2005 as the database
server.
How you reached that conclusion?
Can I develop my application with C# Express?
With VS Express, YES, there is no C# Express , the language is the
same are the features of the IDE what change from the Express to the
other versions
Do I rather need the full Visual Studio 2005 Standard?
See above
Or do I need to get the Visual Studio 2005 Professional?
See above
>
It's all unclear. On Microsoft's website, it indicates that the
professional version comes with tightly integrated tools for SQL 2005
development, but maybe I don't need tightly integrated tools. Maybe
just a driver and some SQL queries will do the trick, I don't have a
particularly compilcated or heavy application.
You do not need it in fact, just download (it's free too) the
management console
Apr 2 '08 #3
thomasnguyencom wrote:
On Apr 2, 10:30 am, Laurent <laurentpoin...@gmail.comwrote:
>No amount of research will give me a definitive answer, so I turn to
this newsgroup.

For this project, I need to use SQL Server 2005 as the database
server.

Can I develop my application with C# Express?

Yes, but with a lot of stuff stripped out from it.
>Do I rather need the full Visual Studio 2005 Standard?
Or do I need to get the Visual Studio 2005 Professional?

Yes to both, but I'm not sure about the actual IDE differences between
the two.
For a beginner then I am not sure all those wizards in the
expensive versions is a good thing.

I have seen so many beginner VS users that "code" VS rather than C#
and as a result were completely unable to troubleshoot their apps,
because they did not have a clue about how things were actually
working.

Arne
Apr 5 '08 #4
Ignacio Machin ( .NET/ C# MVP ) wrote:
On Apr 2, 11:30 am, Laurent <laurentpoin...@gmail.comwrote:
>Can I develop my application with C# Express?

With VS Express, YES, there is no C# Express ,
Microsoft call it:

Visual C# 200x Express Edition

so I don't think we can claim that "C# Express" is not a used term.

Arne
Apr 5 '08 #5

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