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  1. #1
    rob wood Guest

    Visual Studio requirements


    HI

    I am a bit of a newbie, so I apologise for the question.

    But, I what to learn about visual studio. I have some experience with Access/VBA,
    and would now like to learn about .NET. Can I do this on Windows ME? Or
    do I have ot up grade my operating system to 2000 or XP?

    Any help would be greatly sprreciated.

  2. #2
    Patrick Troughton Guest

    Re: Visual Studio requirements


    Hi Rob,

    VS.NET requires an NT-based PC in order to do development. So no, you cannot
    use Win ME. You must use NT 4.0, Windows 2000 or Windows XP for development.

    /Pat

    "rob wood" <wood1e@totalise.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    >HI
    >
    >I am a bit of a newbie, so I apologise for the question.
    >
    >But, I what to learn about visual studio. I have some experience with Access/VBA,
    >and would now like to learn about .NET. Can I do this on Windows ME? Or
    >do I have ot up grade my operating system to 2000 or XP?
    >
    >Any help would be greatly sprreciated.



  3. #3
    rob wood Guest

    Re: Visual Studio requirements


    Hi Pat

    So, if I upgraded or bought a new computer which comes with Windows XP Home
    would that be ok? Or would I have to purchase XP professional.?


    Rob
    "Patrick Troughton" <Patrick@Troughton.com> wrote:
    >
    >Hi Rob,
    >
    >VS.NET requires an NT-based PC in order to do development. So no, you cannot
    >use Win ME. You must use NT 4.0, Windows 2000 or Windows XP for development.
    >
    >/Pat
    >
    >"rob wood" <wood1e@totalise.co.uk> wrote:
    >>
    >>HI
    >>
    >>I am a bit of a newbie, so I apologise for the question.
    >>
    >>But, I what to learn about visual studio. I have some experience with

    Access/VBA,
    >>and would now like to learn about .NET. Can I do this on Windows ME? Or
    >>do I have ot up grade my operating system to 2000 or XP?
    >>
    >>Any help would be greatly sprreciated.

    >



  4. #4
    Patrick Troughton Guest

    Re: Visual Studio requirements


    Hi Rob,

    I went to Microsoft's web site and it lists the following operating systems
    you can use....

    Microsoft Windows® XP Professional
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 Workstation
    Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server

    http://www.msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic...nfo/sysreq.asp

    So, no, it doesn't appear as if Windows XP Home is supported.

    /Pat

    "rob wood" <wood1e@totalise.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    >Hi Pat
    >
    >So, if I upgraded or bought a new computer which comes with Windows XP Home
    >would that be ok? Or would I have to purchase XP professional.?
    >
    >
    >Rob



  5. #5
    Patrick Troughton Guest

    Re: Visual Studio requirements


    Hi David,

    That's good to know. Which edition (Standard, Profession, Enterprise, etc.)
    of VS.NET are you using?

    /Pat

    "David Williams" <d.w.i.l.l.i.a.m.s.@strohlsystems.com> wrote:
    >The issue with WinXP Home is that it does not have IIS installed. If you
    >are not interested in developing Web sites in .NET, then I can state
    >categorically that VS.NET runs just fine on WinXP Home. (I have it
    >installed and use every day on a WinXP Home system.)
    >
    >HTH
    >
    >David



  6. #6
    David Williams Guest

    Re: Visual Studio requirements

    The issue with WinXP Home is that it does not have IIS installed. If you
    are not interested in developing Web sites in .NET, then I can state
    categorically that VS.NET runs just fine on WinXP Home. (I have it
    installed and use every day on a WinXP Home system.)

    HTH

    David

    "Patrick Troughton" <Patrick@Troughton.com> wrote in message
    news:3d5132dd$1@10.1.10.29...
    >
    > Hi Rob,
    >
    > I went to Microsoft's web site and it lists the following operating

    systems
    > you can use....
    >
    > Microsoft Windows® XP Professional
    > Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    > Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    > Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 Workstation
    > Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server
    >
    > http://www.msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic...nfo/sysreq.asp
    >
    > So, no, it doesn't appear as if Windows XP Home is supported.
    >
    > /Pat
    >
    > "rob wood" <wood1e@totalise.co.uk> wrote:
    > >
    > >Hi Pat
    > >
    > >So, if I upgraded or bought a new computer which comes with Windows XP

    Home
    > >would that be ok? Or would I have to purchase XP professional.?
    > >
    > >
    > >Rob

    >




  7. #7
    David Williams Guest

    Re: Visual Studio requirements

    Enterprise Architect - English

    "Patrick Troughton" <Patrick@Troughton.com> wrote in message
    news:3d513f7c$1@10.1.10.29...
    >
    > Hi David,
    >
    > That's good to know. Which edition (Standard, Profession, Enterprise,

    etc.)
    > of VS.NET are you using?
    >
    > /Pat
    >
    > "David Williams" <d.w.i.l.l.i.a.m.s.@strohlsystems.com> wrote:
    > >The issue with WinXP Home is that it does not have IIS installed. If you
    > >are not interested in developing Web sites in .NET, then I can state
    > >categorically that VS.NET runs just fine on WinXP Home. (I have it
    > >installed and use every day on a WinXP Home system.)
    > >
    > >HTH
    > >
    > >David

    >




  8. #8
    the localhost with the most Guest

    Re: Visual Studio requirements

    And to add to that, courtesy of MS' recent WebMatrix project, you can even
    do ASP.NET development on XP Home too if you wish.

    I'd still say that XP Pro is still definitely preferable, but you can get by
    on Home if you need to.


    "David Williams" <d.w.i.l.l.i.a.m.s.@strohlsystems.com> wrote in message
    news:3d513eca$1@10.1.10.29...
    > The issue with WinXP Home is that it does not have IIS installed. If you
    > are not interested in developing Web sites in .NET, then I can state
    > categorically that VS.NET runs just fine on WinXP Home. (I have it
    > installed and use every day on a WinXP Home system.)
    >
    > HTH
    >
    > David
    >
    > "Patrick Troughton" <Patrick@Troughton.com> wrote in message
    > news:3d5132dd$1@10.1.10.29...
    > >
    > > Hi Rob,
    > >
    > > I went to Microsoft's web site and it lists the following operating

    > systems
    > > you can use....
    > >
    > > Microsoft Windows® XP Professional
    > > Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    > > Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    > > Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0 Workstation
    > > Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server
    > >
    > > http://www.msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic...nfo/sysreq.asp
    > >
    > > So, no, it doesn't appear as if Windows XP Home is supported.
    > >
    > > /Pat





  9. #9
    Arthur Wood Guest

    Re: Visual Studio requirements


    Just to throw another monkey wrench into this discussion, the REAL issue with
    XP Home ultimately has to do with being able to run VS.NET- If you are willing
    to do a LITTLE (HA) extra work, you can download (FOR FREE, Great Price),
    the .NET FRAMEWORK SDK and use ANY text editor you want to create the appliations
    (yes, you can even use Notepad), and then use the Command Line Compiler.
    This configuartion will even workwith Windows 98 (Yes, you CAN DEVELOP -
    Write Code - for VB.NET on Windows 98, you just CAN'T RUN VS.NET there).
    The .NET Framework SDK is a BIG download, has ALL ot the .NET Languages
    (VB.NET, C#, C++.NET) and ALL of the Documentation and samples. You just
    DON'T HAVE VS.NET and the IDE. But hey, it is FREE, yes, FREE!!!!

    Arthur Wood



    "David Williams" <d.w.i.l.l.i.a.m.s.@strohlsystems.com> wrote:
    >Enterprise Architect - English
    >
    >"Patrick Troughton" <Patrick@Troughton.com> wrote in message
    >news:3d513f7c$1@10.1.10.29...
    >>
    >> Hi David,
    >>
    >> That's good to know. Which edition (Standard, Profession, Enterprise,

    >etc.)
    >> of VS.NET are you using?
    >>
    >> /Pat
    >>
    >> "David Williams" <d.w.i.l.l.i.a.m.s.@strohlsystems.com> wrote:
    >> >The issue with WinXP Home is that it does not have IIS installed. If

    you
    >> >are not interested in developing Web sites in .NET, then I can state
    >> >categorically that VS.NET runs just fine on WinXP Home. (I have it
    >> >installed and use every day on a WinXP Home system.)
    >> >
    >> >HTH
    >> >
    >> >David

    >>

    >
    >



  10. #10
    Patrick Troughton Guest

    Re: Visual Studio requirements


    Also, if you're interested in web apps, there's an ASP.NET development tool
    called Web Matrix available for free. It's a 1.2 meg download.

    http://www.asp.net/webmatrix/default...dex=4&tabid=46

    /Pat

    "Arthur Wood" <wooda@nospam.com> wrote:
    >
    >Just to throw another monkey wrench into this discussion, the REAL issue

    with
    >XP Home ultimately has to do with being able to run VS.NET- If you are

    willing
    >to do a LITTLE (HA) extra work, you can download (FOR FREE, Great Price),
    >the .NET FRAMEWORK SDK and use ANY text editor you want to create the appliations
    >(yes, you can even use Notepad), and then use the Command Line Compiler.
    > This configuartion will even workwith Windows 98 (Yes, you CAN DEVELOP

    -
    >Write Code - for VB.NET on Windows 98, you just CAN'T RUN VS.NET there).
    > The .NET Framework SDK is a BIG download, has ALL ot the .NET Languages
    >(VB.NET, C#, C++.NET) and ALL of the Documentation and samples. You just
    >DON'T HAVE VS.NET and the IDE. But hey, it is FREE, yes, FREE!!!!
    >
    >Arthur Wood



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