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  1. I definitelly hope Microsoft wakes up and releases a 2005 Project Model which supports 1.1.
    Most of the users have now both versions installed which is quite annoying and it doesn’t provide more functionaly. Licenses aren’t the problem as nearly everybody receives the software from their MSDN subscription.

    Guess we have to e-mail Scott Guthrie :).

  2. @Alex. Have a look at MSBee (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/downloads/tools/msbee/default.aspx). It allows you to develop for the .Net 1.1 framework using VS 2005.

    But I simply cannot understand why VS 2003 is not supported on Vista and VB6 is?!?!?! I hope it means that they haven’t tested it yet, so they don’t know if it works. Rediculous!!!

  3. Not supported is not the same as in that it won’t run :)

    I’ve not yet read articles about that it didn’t install on vista at all.

    But msbee is quite nice. VS2005 is also a much nicer ide then VS2003. Just combine it with msbee and tdd.net and your done.

  4. MSBee isn’t a solution. It’s just an ugly workaround which allows you to speak with the old MSBuild. I think it’s a disguisting solution.
    Also there are several problems with IntelliSense. And I want MS support, not some community stuff for my primary buildproces. As I can’t fallback to patches, garantees, support, etc.

  5. Ramon, here’s the story from Scott Guthrie. I’ll include it in the article as well.

    The big technical challenge is with enabling scenarios like advanced debugging. Debuggers are incredibly invasive in a process, and so changes in how an OS handles memory layout can have big impacts on it. Vista did a lot of work in this release to tighten security and lock down process/memory usage – which is what is affecting both the VS debugger, as well as every other debugger out there. Since the VS debugger is particularly rich (multi-language, managed/native interop, COM + Jscript integration, etc) – it will need additional work to fully support all scenarios on Vista. That is also the reason we are releasing a special servicing release after VS 2005 SP1 specific to Vista – to make sure everything (and especially debugging and profiling) work in all scenarios. It is actually several man-months of work (we’ve had a team working on this for quite awhile). Note that the .NET 1.1 (and ASP.NET 1.1) is fully supported at runtime on Vista. VS 2003 will mostly work on Vista. What we are saying, though, is that there will be some scenarios where VS 2003 doesn’t work (or work well) on Vista – hence the reason it isn’t a supported scenario. Instead, we recommend using a VPC/VM image for VS 2003 development to ensure 100% compat. Hope this helps – even if the answer isn’t entirely what we’d all like it to be, Scott

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