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best software package for this-vs2005 standard edition?

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I was just wondering if anyone knows if vs2005 standard edition will work for
this. I would like to build some windows applications that will have Crystal
reports as an output and interface with SQL express. I need low cost
software as am on a budget and noticed that vs2005 standard edition is only
$226.00. Also I would need to build an MSI (install file) with this that
would include the SQL express database (I think it is free), the windows
application as well as a touchscreen driver.
Thanks.
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Paul G
Software engineer.
Dec 21 '07 #1
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You'll need Visual Studio 2005 Professional if you want Crystal Reports
included. If you already have Crystal Reports then you can use Visual Studio
2005 Express for the rest and use WiX [1] to create an installation.
Standard is the lowest Visual Studio 2005 edition that has setup/deployment
projects.

[1] http://wix.sourceforge.net/
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http://www.peterRitchie.com/blog/
Microsoft MVP, Visual Developer - Visual C#
"Paul" wrote:
I was just wondering if anyone knows if vs2005 standard edition will work for
this. I would like to build some windows applications that will have Crystal
reports as an output and interface with SQL express. I need low cost
software as am on a budget and noticed that vs2005 standard edition is only
$226.00. Also I would need to build an MSI (install file) with this that
would include the SQL express database (I think it is free), the windows
application as well as a touchscreen driver.
Thanks.
--
Paul G
Software engineer.
Dec 21 '07 #2

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2005 Do you know if microsoft licensing allows vs professional to be
installed on two different machines if these machines are only used by one
person as I have professional at my work location and wondering if it is ok
to install on my home computer?
thanks.
--
Paul G
Software engineer.
"Peter Ritchie [C# MVP]" wrote:
You'll need Visual Studio 2005 Professional if you want Crystal Reports
included. If you already have Crystal Reports then you can use Visual Studio
2005 Express for the rest and use WiX [1] to create an installation.
Standard is the lowest Visual Studio 2005 edition that has setup/deployment
projects.

[1] http://wix.sourceforge.net/
--
Browse http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ and vote.
http://www.peterRitchie.com/blog/
Microsoft MVP, Visual Developer - Visual C#
"Paul" wrote:
I was just wondering if anyone knows if vs2005 standard edition will work for
this. I would like to build some windows applications that will have Crystal
reports as an output and interface with SQL express. I need low cost
software as am on a budget and noticed that vs2005 standard edition is only
$226.00. Also I would need to build an MSI (install file) with this that
would include the SQL express database (I think it is free), the windows
application as well as a touchscreen driver.
Thanks.
--
Paul G
Software engineer.
Dec 21 '07 #3

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The EULA for Team Edition is "per user". I'd have to track down the EULA for
Professional; but I would guess it's the same.

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Browse http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ and vote.
http://www.peterRitchie.com/blog/
Microsoft MVP, Visual Developer - Visual C#
"Paul" wrote:
2005 Do you know if microsoft licensing allows vs professional to be
installed on two different machines if these machines are only used by one
person as I have professional at my work location and wondering if it is ok
to install on my home computer?
thanks.
--
Paul G
Software engineer.
"Peter Ritchie [C# MVP]" wrote:
You'll need Visual Studio 2005 Professional if you want Crystal Reports
included. If you already have Crystal Reports then you can use Visual Studio
2005 Express for the rest and use WiX [1] to create an installation.
Standard is the lowest Visual Studio 2005 edition that has setup/deployment
projects.

[1] http://wix.sourceforge.net/
--
Browse http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ and vote.
http://www.peterRitchie.com/blog/
Microsoft MVP, Visual Developer - Visual C#
"Paul" wrote:
I was just wondering if anyone knows if vs2005 standard edition will work for
this. I would like to build some windows applications that will have Crystal
reports as an output and interface with SQL express. I need low cost
software as am on a budget and noticed that vs2005 standard edition is only
$226.00. Also I would need to build an MSI (install file) with this that
would include the SQL express database (I think it is free), the windows
application as well as a touchscreen driver.
Thanks.
--
Paul G
Software engineer.
Dec 22 '07 #4

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