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I downloaded the off line installer of VS 2008 express, then i used it to install vc++ but as I was installing it a problem occurred that prompted to stop the installation. Here is the problem: Setup could not install the following component: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Setup did not attempt to install the following components; Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 Headers and Libraries (x86) Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 Express Tools for .NET Framework (x86) Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 Express Tools for Win32 (x86) Microsfot Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition - ENU what could be causing this problem???

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Did you try installing the .Net Framework 3.5? Possibly the offline installer doesn't include it, it is a pretty big download.

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well i think its included in the installer, otherwise the tutorial in the vs express ed would have mention this...
but ill try that

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If you have Vista and haven't tried it yet, disable UAC completely. It worked for me, even if you run on an administrator account, it will always fail unless UAC is off... Kinda gay a Microsoft product breaks a feature they touted for their new OS.

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well im using XP sp2...what is UAC?does XP has it too?how do i disable it?

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Same thing happened to me. The framework isn't included, you'll have to install it separately...

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If you have Vista and haven't tried it yet, disable UAC completely. It worked for me, even if you run on an administrator account, it will always fail unless UAC is off... Kinda gay a Microsoft product breaks a feature they touted for their new OS.
On the other hand, I installed it on Vista without disabling UAC (I did run the installer with admin permissions however) and experienced no difficulties what-so-ever. Unless you've got a good reason for doing so Vista users are better off leaving UAC enabled, but you are of course welcome to operate your computer as you see fit.

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well im using XP sp2...what is UAC?does XP has it too?how do i disable it?
UAC. XP does actually contain some of these features, although not to the same extent and on many systems they aren't actually in use. You won't need to worry about this.


I would suggest attempting to install the framework seperately and then re-running your installer; I already had the framework installed and therefore wouldn't have experienced any difficulties potentially related to it's absense, but it seems this solved the problem for some other users, so it's certainly worth a try. Let us know if that doesn't fix the problem.

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i tried installing the framework first but the error was the same but not including the framework one.like this:

Setup could not install the following component:
Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 Headers and Libraries (x86)
Setup did not attempt to install the following components;
Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 Express Tools for .NET Framework (x86)
Microsoft Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 Express Tools for Win32 (x86)
Microsfot Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition - ENU

what could be wrong??

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What file size is your installer? Is downloading it again practical, or will it take far too long?

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well for some wierd reason it work when i reburned it...

i would like to ask if vs2008 express has some kind of source formatter like the one in codeblocks,also it said that i cant edit resource files...

is upgrading to a non express edition really worth,i just want it to be customizable in terms of display and arrangement of things in the screen and also its features

last question,why does it generate so many files when i compile a program? but a sample file from a website that i got contained only two vs specific files and its c++ files and headers? do i really need all does files generated by vs? or is it better to have the 2005 edition?

[Edited by - Skeezix on April 5, 2008 6:38:18 PM]

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What file size is your installer? Is downloading it again practical, or will it take far too long?


Nice subliminality in the post-icon ;)



@ Skeezix
If your question is wether or not VS also formats sourcecode (makes it pretty so you recognize whats what) and has some sort of auto-indentation (puts the tabs where you usually want them), then yes it does. I have yet to find one IDE that doesn't haha

The files it generates that you are refering to are probably objects that are used by the linker. I remember that when I used to use VS, it made an entire folder structure for my simple console applications aswell. I guess this is the way Microsoft feels is the best for maintaining big projects. VS is very professional. I use Code::Blocks still.

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@c4c0d3m0n
what i mean is..like in code blocks theres a plug in where in you just click it and it will arrange the whole code according to your preference(its called Astyle or something)

about the files,yeah i saw some obj files but there are other files new to me..and when i use cb,it generated obj and other important files that's needed for making exe but the files in vs is just so many..is it really neccessary? when i plan on giving away my files,do i need to give everything that vs generated?

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@c4c0d3m0n
what i mean is..like in code blocks theres a plug in where in you just click it and it will arrange the whole code according to your preference(its called Astyle or something)
Are you referring to "Format Selection"? (Edit->Advanced->Format Selection)

Regards,
ViLiO

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