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  1. #1
    John G. Guest

    Applications and Timeframe

    I just scanned the last few weeks of discussion and could not find these
    questions, so sorry if I duplicate this for the regulars...

    1. When I distribute an application with VB.Net or C# can I build a
    MyApp.exe and have people run it? I think that is static linked DLL's???

    2. What are people's expectations on when Visual Studio.Net will be shipping
    to customers? I currently am thinking I will not see a finished version
    until late fall, after Windows XP is distributed. (I know there are NDA's
    out there. I am looking for expectations...)

    I have been using VB as my primary programming language for some 4 to 5
    years and like it. I hope to continue with VB in the .Net world if it can do
    most everything that C# can do...

    Also folks, thanks for your advice and feedback.

    John G.



  2. #2
    Bob Butler Guest

    Re: Applications and Timeframe


    "John G." <jwg1000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3ae49abd@news.devx.com...
    > I just scanned the last few weeks of discussion and could not find these
    > questions, so sorry if I duplicate this for the regulars...
    >
    > 1. When I distribute an application with VB.Net or C# can I build a
    > MyApp.exe and have people run it? I think that is static linked DLL's???


    No. It will require that the dotnet runtimes be on the client. Beta 1 does
    not include a redistributable version but beta 2 is expected to have that.

    > 2. What are people's expectations on when Visual Studio.Net will be

    shipping
    > to customers? I currently am thinking I will not see a finished version
    > until late fall, after Windows XP is distributed. (I know there are NDA's
    > out there. I am looking for expectations...)


    You are a bit more optimistic than I am, but not by too much.




  3. #3
    Kunle Odutola Guest

    Re: Applications and Timeframe


    "John G." <jwg1000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:3ae49abd@news.devx.com...
    > I just scanned the last few weeks of discussion and could not find these
    > questions, so sorry if I duplicate this for the regulars...
    >
    > 1. When I distribute an application with VB.Net or C# can I build a
    > MyApp.exe and have people run it? I think that is static linked DLL's???


    VB.NET and C# are only able to build applications that depend on the .NET
    platform and class libraries. They are called "managed applications" or
    "managed code" in .NET-speak. These applications will only run on machines
    that have the .NET runtime platform and libraries installed. VS.NET can do
    this for you easily...

    > 2. What are people's expectations on when Visual Studio.Net will be

    shipping
    > to customers? I currently am thinking I will not see a finished version
    > until late fall, after Windows XP is distributed. (I know there are NDA's
    > out there. I am looking for expectations...)


    My _personal_ expectation is year end or first half of next year for RTM
    but, I expect that from Beta 2 onwards, it will be stable enough for the
    adventurous.


    > I have been using VB as my primary programming language for some 4 to 5
    > years and like it. I hope to continue with VB in the .Net world if it can

    do
    > most everything that C# can do...


    You should continue to use VB.NET on the .NET platform *and* plan to learn
    C# (or C++, Delphi, Eiffel etc) if only to expand your horizons. It's the
    pragmatic thing to do - expand one's language and problem solving options as
    a programmer I mean.

    Kunle




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