In some forums in found that people asking whether he/she can install Visual Studio 2010 side-by-side with earlier version(s) of it.
The answer is YES.
I have Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2008, and Visual Studio 2010 installed in one machine (OS is Vista Ultimate 32bit).
If I open Program Files, I can see that they are installed in different folders.
So you don’t need to worry to install Visual Studio 2010 in the same machine having previous version installed.
Even though you can install in random of back-ward order, I suggest to install in forward order, VS2005 -> VS2008 -> VS2010.
Having more than one version of visual studio installed is useful if you’re working with a lot of projects built using different version of Visual Studio. Because although VS2010 provides multi-targeting feature for the framework, the Project and Solution is not compatible and sometime upgrading is not a good solution if your client still using VS2005 or VS2008.
Hope this information useful for you.
Multi-targeting feature is one of Visual Studio 2010 goodies. It was firstly introduced in Visual Studio 2008 which able to do multi-targeting for .NET 3.5, .NET 3.0, and .NET 2.0.
In Visual Studio 2010, you will be able to choose between .NET 4, .NET 3.5, .NET 3.0, and .NET 2.0.
.NET Framework 4 is what Visual studio 2010 brought as part of its requirement/prerequisites.
The case is when some of you might want to install Visual Studio 2010 in a fresh box of Windows. You may find that only .NET Framework 4 is available in the dropdown of framework selection of Visual Studio 2010 (above) after the installation.
Don’t worry, this is something you can fix easily. The solution is by installing .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. That’s it!
This blog post of Visual Web Developer Team can be used for further reference.
Enjoy your days with Visual Studio 2010! 🙂
Well… I would welcome myself to this blog…
After a full night of struggling with hosting migration, now everything is back to normal except the blog.
Yeah, I’m now using WordPress. Oops I said the blog is not normal, it’s not because of WordPress though, instead all of my posts from Sept 2009 will not be migrated to this website. Many things considered, not only because of the posts are no longer “hot” but also I just want to start from fresh.
I choose WordPress because I think this is the best blog engine on earth. I must admit it, even though I’m .NET developer.
Don’t ask about the roadmap of this blog… this will of course all about .NET things 🙂
Stay tune for the interesting (and useful – I hope) posts!
PS: If any of you need the old posts, please let me know.
PPS: I just recovered some old posts which I found helpful for anyone (realized it after reading MSDN forums).