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Starter: Which IDE should i start off with?

Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:04 AM

Hii guys..
can u advice me, which IDE should i use MS Visual Studio 2005 or MS Visual Studio 2008??

I will be having VB.NET as an engineering subject.

Actually am a lil' bit confused as VS 2005 uses .NET framework v.2.0 and VS 2008 uses framework v.3.0 so which ones better?? (umm as the latest one will hav/should hav big improvements..but still which ones the best??)

looking forward for ur reps.

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Re: Starter: Which IDE should i start off with?

Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:15 AM

Given a choice, I'd use Visual Studio 2008. You can create .NET 2.0 projects if you need to for compatibility reasons. I've only used Visual Studio 2008 so can't say whether it's "better" than Visual Studio 2005, but I suspect it is. :)
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Re: Starter: Which IDE should i start off with?

Posted 08 January 2009 - 03:38 AM

VS 2002 & vs 2003 & VS 2005 code will work in VS 2008. There were changes but the syntax did not change. One big improvement was the ME keyword in VS 2005. You do not have to remember what name space some things, like file system, are located.
In 2002 you had to do this:
 Dim fil As String = System.IO.File.ReadAllText("c:\hold\test.txt")


in 2005 and 2008 you can do the above or this:
Dim fil As String = My.Computer.FileSystem.ReadAllText("c:\hold\test.txt")


"Best" is a relitave term and everyone has their own defination of best.

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Re: Starter: Which IDE should i start off with?

Posted 08 January 2009 - 06:36 AM

i'd recommend just using 2008 as it gives you the ability to create 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 framework projects.

just a little bit of info the reason that you can do all version of the framework is because 3.0 and 3.5 are built on top of the 2.0 framework. that's what makes it so easy to convert a 2.0 to a 3.0 or 3.5 project
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