Microsoft removed the ".NET" moniker from VS.NET 2005 to Visual Studio 2005 (as well as every other product with .NET in its name), but it still primarily targets the .NET Framework, which was upgraded to version 2.0. It is the last version available for Windows 2000. VS 2005's internal version number is 8.0 while the file format version is 9.0. Microsoft released Service Pack 1 for VS 2005 on 14 December 2006.
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What type of applications are supported by?
Microsoft also announced Visual Studio Tools for Applications as the successor to Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and VSA (Visual Studio for Applications). VSTA 1.0 was released to manufacturing along with Office 2007. It is included with Office 2007 and is also part of the VS 2005 SDK.
VSTA consists of a customized IDE, based on the Visual Studio 2005 IDE, and a runtime that can be embedded in applications to expose its features via the .NET object model. Office 2007 applications continue to integrate with VBA, except for InfoPath 2007 which integrates with VSTA
How efficient is 2005 version?
What percentage of your development time would you say that you spend debugging code? With this arrangement, the debugging environment has become vastly superior to anything previously available. Migrating from other platforms to .NET often revel in the greatly superior debugger support in .NET, compared to what they have to work with in other environments.
Features & Benefits
- Support all the new features introduced in .NET Framework 2.0
- The IntelliSense feature was upgraded for generics and new project types were added to support ASP.NET web services
- Includes a local web server, separate from IIS
- Supports all SQL Server 2005 databases
- Allows application designs to be validated before deployments
- Included 64-bit compilers and 64-bit versions of the libraries
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