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Visual Studio 2008 Express SP1 Beta

Ok, so I’m a little slow on the uptake.  Scott Guthrie posted an announcement about Service Pack 1 Beta issued for Visual Studio 2008 nearly a month ago.  Earlier today I caught a post which linked to Scott’s, and mentioned that the update covered the Express versions of the tools.  One of the items called out was that Visual Web Developer 2008 Express now supports web applications:

The Visual Web Developer 2008 Express edition (which is free) is being updated in SP1 to add support for both class library and ASP.NET Web Application project types.  Previous versions of Visual Web Developer Express only supported ASP.NET web-site projects

Not supporting web applications in the base release of Visual Web Developer was one of the biggest pains in the standard-output-stream for me.  I am so excited that they added it back in.

If you follow the links on Scott’s post, you will eventually find yourself at this page: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BDB6391C-05CA-4036-9154-6DF4F6DEBD14&displaylang=en.  There are links to the four installers for Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++, and Visual Web Developer.  The first three are logically named: vbsetup.exe, vcssetup.exe, and vcsetup.exe, respectively.  The fourth one, well – not so much: vnssetup.exe.  How the heck do you get “vns” out of “Visual Web Developer”?

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June 4, 2008 - Posted by | Visual Studio/.NET

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