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Have many of you upgraded to VS 2003?

We have been using Visual Studio 2002, and are somewhat satisfied, except
for the following areas:

Speed - VS2002 apps are dead dog slow to start up, and slow the first time a
form loads. Has this been addressed? We have been all through the "fixes"
that supposedly speed up things in 2002, but they do not work, and are
hoping 2003 is better.

Win98 Compatibility - In general, does it offer more, less, or the same
level of compatibility with Win98? We have experienced a handful of what has
turned out to be "Known Issues" when deploying dotnet apps to Windows 98
clients. Any improvements there?

Combo Box - The VS2002 combo box needs a lot of improvement. The FKeys don't
work while it has focus, Shift-Tab breaks when you use it as on user
control, doesn't have autosearch built in, many other problems, and very
incovenient to use. Any improvements there?

Thanks.

Jul 19 '05 #1
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Speed - It certainly is faster to me, since I used to use VS2002 before.
Though you will need to upgrade all the projects saved in 2002. It will
automatically do that part for you, though u might consider keeping backups

Win98 Compatibility - Not sure on that...

Combo Box - Autosearch still missing, Function keys work, others not
sure...
"Tappy Tibbons" <ta**********@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:uY**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Have many of you upgraded to VS 2003?

We have been using Visual Studio 2002, and are somewhat satisfied, except
for the following areas:

Speed - VS2002 apps are dead dog slow to start up, and slow the first time a form loads. Has this been addressed? We have been all through the "fixes"
that supposedly speed up things in 2002, but they do not work, and are
hoping 2003 is better.

Win98 Compatibility - In general, does it offer more, less, or the same
level of compatibility with Win98? We have experienced a handful of what has turned out to be "Known Issues" when deploying dotnet apps to Windows 98
clients. Any improvements there?

Combo Box - The VS2002 combo box needs a lot of improvement. The FKeys don't work while it has focus, Shift-Tab breaks when you use it as on user
control, doesn't have autosearch built in, many other problems, and very
incovenient to use. Any improvements there?

Thanks.


Jul 19 '05 #2

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Have you noticed if just the IDE is sped up, or if when the clients run
their apps on their machines is that faster?

I will probably end up just buying it and trying it, as it is now just $29
to upgrade.

I am reposting this I just found in a previous thread in this group:

===BEGIN REPOST ====================

Reasons:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/pr...n/upgrade.aspx
And this update doesn't cost much, ~29$:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/ho...ade/vstudio03/
but only until September 30, 2003!
Thus order now:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/ho...addresses.aspx
--
Thomas Scheidegger - MVP .NET - 'NETMaster'
http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_dotnet.html - http://dnetmaster.net/

===END REPOST ====================
"Pramod Anchuparayil" <pr**********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:OL****************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Speed - It certainly is faster to me, since I used to use VS2002 before.
Though you will need to upgrade all the projects saved in 2002. It will
automatically do that part for you, though u might consider keeping backups
Win98 Compatibility - Not sure on that...

Combo Box - Autosearch still missing, Function keys work, others not
sure...
"Tappy Tibbons" <ta**********@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:uY**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Have many of you upgraded to VS 2003?

We have been using Visual Studio 2002, and are somewhat satisfied, except for the following areas:

Speed - VS2002 apps are dead dog slow to start up, and slow the first time
a
form loads. Has this been addressed? We have been all through the

"fixes" that supposedly speed up things in 2002, but they do not work, and are
hoping 2003 is better.

Win98 Compatibility - In general, does it offer more, less, or the same
level of compatibility with Win98? We have experienced a handful of what

has
turned out to be "Known Issues" when deploying dotnet apps to Windows 98
clients. Any improvements there?

Combo Box - The VS2002 combo box needs a lot of improvement. The FKeys

don't
work while it has focus, Shift-Tab breaks when you use it as on user
control, doesn't have autosearch built in, many other problems, and very
incovenient to use. Any improvements there?

Thanks.



Jul 19 '05 #3

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