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New Computer, should I use VS 2010 or 2012?

Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:41 AM

Sorry if this is in the wrong area, please move it if it is.

I got a new computer the other day, and was wondering if I should install Visual Studio 2012 or just stick with Visual Studio 2010 for now? or can I get both, and if so, should I?

Thanks, David.
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Re: New Computer, should I use VS 2010 or 2012?

Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:50 AM

Edit: After some reading, I've decided to stick with VS 2010 for now, as XNA isn't available for VS 2012, I'd still like to see other people's opinions though.
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Re: New Computer, should I use VS 2010 or 2012?

Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:40 AM

I have found that VS works fine side by side... but...

Most 3rd party installers search alphabetically.
So if you install VS10 then into that install ReSharper, InstallShield and so on you are hosed.
When you later isntall VS12 and try to install those plug-ins they keep re-installing into VS10 because they find it first.

If you want both, do them in reverse order: VS12 and all the plugins you use. Then VS10 and reinstall all the plugins.
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Re: New Computer, should I use VS 2010 or 2012?

Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:38 AM

When I installed ReSharper, it offered to install to all my instances of VS. It installed in 2008 and 2010.

Personally, I'm going to install 2012 the day it RTWs. You won't be able to use some of it's features on Win 7, but you will be able to develop for .NET 4.5. I'll be installing it side by side with the rest of my VS installations.

There's no reason for you not to get both, really, unless it's an issue of price.
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