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Migration to Visual Studio 2008

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Hi, I'm currently working on a project in C# 2.0 (with .NET 2.0) and Managed Direct X. After the hollidays I was thinking of migrating from Visual Studio 2005 to Visual Studio 2008. I've read that you can target the right .NET version but will my C# 2.0 code be compatible with the C# compiler, I presume it's C# 3.0 right? Is it fully backward compatible? And also is it wize to switch IDE in the middle of a project? If you have "nightmare" stories to share please do so. Thanks in advance! Lovens

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And also is it wize to switch IDE in the middle of a project? If you have "nightmare" stories to share please do so.


I just did, and suffered no worse for the wear. I have a project at work that we were trying to improve load times on. It was originally a .Net 2.0 project done in Visual Studio 2005, but we found that upgrading to .Net 3.0 and 2008 gave us a "free" 19% speed bump! The upgrade literally took all of 3 minutes, and we've been humming along nicely ever since.

Of course, You don't have to move to .Net 3.0 with 2008 (your .Net version is just a drop down in the project settings) but honestly, there's not much reason to migrate if you're planning to stick to 2.0. And yes, 3.0 (and 3.5) are fully backwards compatible with 2.0. I made no code changes whatsoever during my upgrade.


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I just did, and suffered no worse for the wear. I have a project at work that we were trying to improve load times on. It was originally a .Net 2.0 project done in Visual Studio 2005, but we found that upgrading to .Net 3.0 and 2008 gave us a "free" 19% speed bump! The upgrade literally took all of 3 minutes, and we've been humming along nicely ever since.

Of course, You don't have to move to .Net 3.0 with 2008 (your .Net version is just a drop down in the project settings) but honestly, there's not much reason to migrate if you're planning to stick to 2.0. And yes, 3.0 (and 3.5) are fully backwards compatible with 2.0. I made no code changes whatsoever during my upgrade.


Ok if no code change is needed then it's exactly what I wanted. Thanks alot...

Lovens

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