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    Question Visual Studio 2008 upgrade on a PC having Visual Studio 2003

    I have Visual Studio 2003, Framework 1.1 installed on my PC with several applications developed on this platform. Recently I had installed the trial version of Visual Studio 2008, Framework 3.5 and I want to upgrade this trial version to standard edition. At the same time, I don't want that I stop maintenance of my applications on VS 2003. My question is that if I purchase the upgrade for VS 2008, Framework 3.5 and install it on my pc, will I be able to continue using the VS 2003 too. Ultimately, I will "transfer" my VS 2003 applications to VS 2008, but that will take some time. Until then I want to be able to continue development on both versions simultaneously.

    Does anybody have an answer to this question?

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    Yes, you may use multiple versions of Visual Studio and the .NET Framework on the same PC.
    Phil Weber
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    I do not offer free assistance by e-mail. Thank you!

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks for putting my doubts at rest Phil. I was concerned about providing support for my existing applications on dotNET framework 1.1.

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    Just as further confirmation......At one point I had VS 2003 and VS2005 and VS6 on my machine and all three worked very happily together.

    At some point, I removed VS2003 simply because I wasn't using it for anything.

    However, I now have VS2005, VS2008 and VS6 running on the same machine, and like before, I have no contention issues at all.

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    Smile

    Thanks guys. I have ordered my VS 2008 upgrade.

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