Visual c# 2003

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    Visual c# 2003

    First off:

    Sorry for so many posts I have been making.


    Sence I can't find any info that I would like on visual c# 2003 I have decided to ask people here. And yes I have searched serveral days, several sites and came up with nothing I need.

    I want to know if the Standard Edition:


    1. Does it have auto code completion. Like if I type text it would come up with textBox and stuff like that. Then if I typed "textBox1." it would come up with things that textBox1 can do such as textBox1.Text. I have seen auto code completion in #develope but it isn't as good as I want it. It doesn't start the whole thing like if I type 2 letters it doesn't show anything, I first must type "string." (Only shows code after a ".") to get stuff that string can do. I do NOT like that, I want it from the begining of the function (or what ever you call it, I am still learning).

    2. Does it use .net 1.1? If not what does it use and what are the options there?

    3. Is it easy to use interface and user friendly?

    4. Is it worth $80? (yes, it is standard edition on Amazon.com)

    5. Is it some what like visual C# 2005? Cause I really really like visual c# 2005.

    6. Will this be up to date for the next couple years? Or will this fall behind and be useless to me after the first year I get this.

    7. What other functionality can I get from the standard edition?




    Thanks for all of your help so far! I love C# I just need to find a good compiler for it.

    And I am really thinking on buying Standard Edition so this won't go to waste. I have also put thought and time into these questions.
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    Does it have auto code completion. Like if I type text it would come up with textBox and stuff like that. Then if I typed "textBox1." it would come up with things that textBox1 can do such as textBox1.Text. I have seen auto code completion in #develope but it isn't as good as I want it. It doesn't start the whole thing like if I type 2 letters it doesn't show anything, I first must type "string." (Only shows code after a ".") to get stuff that string can do. I do NOT like that, I want it from the begining of the function (or what ever you call it, I am still learning).
    It does have Intellisense (code completion and other features) but they're really only as good a SharpDevelops, not as good as Visual Studio 2005.

    Does it use .net 1.1? If not what does it use and what are the options there?
    Yes it does use 1.1. I think you can also get it to use 1.0 off the top of my head, though it's been a few months since I used it.

    Is it easy to use interface and user friendly?
    About as easy as SharpDevelop, though a little more reliable and faster.

    Is it worth $80? (yes, it is standard edition on Amazon.com)
    Yes.

    Is it some what like visual C# 2005? Cause I really really like visual c# 2005.
    Mostly, though it doesn't look as pretty.

    Will this be up to date for the next couple years? Or will this fall behind and be useless to me after the first year I get this.
    Well look at the name - VS.NET 2003. It's 2005 now, and the 2005 version (2.0) will be ready soon. Personally I'd wait.

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    One of the top reasons to get VS.NET 2003 though is that it's what everyone else uses. Almost all the sample code you find will be written with VS.NET 2003, and everything in it is pretty well standard.

    My personal reccomendation would be to use the VS.NET 2005 Beta, since you seem to prefer it, and just wait a couple of months until it comes out. If you're worried people won't be able to run your programs because they don't have 2.0, it's not hard to simply include the 2.0 installer with the installer for your application.

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    OMG I am amazed at you stovellp! You are so good of a helper, if I could give you more rep I would!

    So basicly it sounds nice from what you told me, just that the Intellisense is what really gets me. And I supose 2003 to 2005 is sorta out of date.

    Including the installer is a new idea. I never thought of that, but still there are a lot of dialup people (including me) who hate to download large files like .net 2.0. I could give a link to download it but I am thinking of making personal programs until .net 2.0 is widely spred.


    Thank you soo soo much. You have been so helpful and tollerent of me.


    So I guess I can wait for a while, and after we get dsl this month (March) I will be busy playing my games online so I will forget all about this for a while. And this also gives me more time to save up money.

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    Happy to help, I sent you a CBoard message with my MSN details if you have any other questions.

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