.NET Framework 3.5 in February

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  1. Sam Guckenheimer (product planner for VS) stated last week in Redmond that he expects VS2008 to be downloadable from MSDN in November and general availability before the end of the year. This wasn’t an official statement though.

    The launch date is February 2008. But launching and releasing are completely separate things for Microsoft.

  2. Hi Dennis

    Thanks for reading 🙂

    Can you be more specific about the setup issue? AFAICT, setup projects work fine both for v2.0 via VS2008.


  3. I created a .NET 2.0 application in VS2008 and made a .cab file and a setup project so I could run the setup on my desktop. I developed everything in a VPC (yeah, the one that expired 1/11/07 😉 and copied it to a non-.NET3.5 machine and ran the installer. The first thing it tried to do was install .NET 3.5 on my desktop.

  4. When you created the setup, did you change the combobox in the properties to indicate v2.0 instead of the default of v3.5?

  5. As far as I know, I double-checked this, because after noticing the installer was .NET 3.5, I created another installer, to recheck this.

    But as always, when you’re asking, you can’t be too sure! 😉 But I’m 99.9% sure that I did change the combobox to .NET 2.0.

  6. Hi Dennis,
    VS2008 will be released before the end of November 2007 (from TechEd Barcelona 2007 keynote). I’ve heard rumors of .NET 3.5 being just before that release. VS2008, Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 will have a combined launch on February, 27th 2008. Like Erwyn said: Launch != Release. 😉

  7. Dennis, I just wanted to confirm that you are able to create setup projects with .NET 2.0 only, in VS2008.

    •Right click on your setup project – View – Launch conditions
    •Select your .NET Framework Launch condition
    •Open properties (F4)
    •Version is the fourth property; it is a drop down which you can change to the available versions.

    When you get the RTM bits, let me know if you still face an issue.


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