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Visual Studios .Net vs Visual Studios Express

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I am trying to decide which one to install... I am probably being picky but I don't know the difference at all. I am of course used to 2003, but I enjoy new stuff :-) The choice is between: Visual Studios .Net 2003 Visual Studios Express 2008 So what would you all recommend the full version of 03 or the new 08 express edition. I think debug features are removed from express versions? but how much of the debug features? I am using dual monitors(did the do any cool dual monitor features), and windows vista. (If that makes the choice any easier) Oh, and I will using C++, and C#. Thanks a lot for your help!

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Get 2008. The stuff that is missing from the Express edition isn't particularly compelling in the general case (mostly just add-in support and some high end stuff). You certainly have debug support.

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I can't think of any reason other than wanting to continue making .net 1.1 apps which only 2003 version supports?
2008 is way better especially if you are using C#.

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Unless you absolutely have a reason to buy a non express version, then you shouldn't. Work with the express versions (since they are free) and when you need (btw, need != want) a full version, go get it.

I use the debugger in C# Express 2005 for XNA all the time. So, debugging is there... well... unless your talking about some more advanced feature that I am unaware of.

Have a good one!

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