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Which version of Visual Studio should I use?

  Asked By: Janak    Date: Aug 11    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1050

I want to create custom web parts, features, workflows, etc for my
sharepoint sites. Should I use Visual Studio 2005 or 2008? I am
searching for the best environment, but there seems to be limitations
in 2008 for either creating custom web parts (doesn't have the same
2005 extensions for WSS 3.0) or something with the workflows. Can
someone please enlighten me?



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Nagesh Maulik     Answered On: Aug 11

Using vs2005 is quiet a tedious task , developing using vs2005 is quiet easy
but deoploying and also debugging is quiet a eats away lot of time and energy
.These things can be overcome if you vs2008.

Answer #2    Answered By: Jonathan Scott     Answered On: Aug 11

I currently use VS2005. From my VS2008 experience, there is not
enough "fleshed out" in terms of the web  part and workflow project
templates specifically for MOSS. Depending on whether you are coding
VB.NET vs. C#, there is different support for those project templates
as well (there tends to be more available for C#) and being a VB.NET
developer, the choice was more simplistic. You are also less likely to
run into compatibility issues opening SharePoint pages/objects in 2005
since 2008 did not exist at the time MOSS debut and there is always a
chance for incompatibility.

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