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VS2005 and VS2008

Hello guys!!!

I have a little question, i've heard that some people has installed on their
machine vs2005 and vs2008, but if you can work vs2005 projects in vs2008
which is the reason to have both vs installed on same machine? or my old
vs2005 project doesn't work fine in vs2008?

Best Regards
e-Ricc
Jun 27 '08 #1
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Project files themselves should generally work fine, and can be loaded
into either IDE (if you load a 2005 project into 2008 it will upgrade it
to 2008).

Solution files are not compatible. You need different solution files for
2005 and 2008.

It goes without saying (except I've said it...) that if you use 2008
features (such as C# 3), it won't work in 2005 - but if you don't use
these features you should be fine.

Note that new projects created in 2008 tend to include settings that
don't work very well in 2005; the build-tools path leaps to mind, as do
a few of the web-project extensions. If you need compatibility for the
time being, my advice is to create the project in 2005, then upgrade it
to 2008. That way, it should work in either environment.

Marc
Jun 27 '08 #2
Ok, Marc, Thanks!
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Project files themselves should generally work fine, and can be loaded
into either IDE (if you load a 2005 project into 2008 it will upgrade it
to 2008).

Solution files are not compatible. You need different solution files for
2005 and 2008.

It goes without saying (except I've said it...) that if you use 2008
features (such as C# 3), it won't work in 2005 - but if you don't use
these features you should be fine.

Note that new projects created in 2008 tend to include settings that don't
work very well in 2005; the build-tools path leaps to mind, as do a few of
the web-project extensions. If you need compatibility for the time being,
my advice is to create the project in 2005, then upgrade it to 2008. That
way, it should work in either environment.

Marc

Jun 27 '08 #3
If you ever need to switch from 2008 to 2005, just open the
project/solution file in a text editor and change the version from 9.x
to 8.0. This will work provided you have not used any new features of 2008.

Regards,
Ashutosh

Marc Gravell wrote:
Project files themselves should generally work fine, and can be loaded
into either IDE (if you load a 2005 project into 2008 it will upgrade it
to 2008).

Solution files are not compatible. You need different solution files for
2005 and 2008.

It goes without saying (except I've said it...) that if you use 2008
features (such as C# 3), it won't work in 2005 - but if you don't use
these features you should be fine.

Note that new projects created in 2008 tend to include settings that
don't work very well in 2005; the build-tools path leaps to mind, as do
a few of the web-project extensions. If you need compatibility for the
time being, my advice is to create the project in 2005, then upgrade it
to 2008. That way, it should work in either environment.

Marc
Jun 27 '08 #4

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