View Full Version : what's the newest version of Visual Studio

11-14-2006, 03:32 AM
I have Visual Studio 2005, is there a newer version. And what does it have compared to this version?

Edit :
Sorry about that, it may seem like i'm posting just to to have many posts. But it's not true, i do it when i truly want to say something.
And i hate those kind of persons who are always counting their posts, i'm not one of them ( as you can see only 356 )

11-14-2006, 03:46 AM
No, that's it... and seriously man, you could have gotten the result quicker with google.

11-14-2006, 03:53 AM
So what do you think when is the new version coming out?

11-14-2006, 06:10 AM
Probably 2 or 3 years.

11-14-2006, 02:31 PM
i think u can download Visual Studio 2005 for free on microsoft website. i forgot if it was the full version though

11-14-2006, 02:42 PM

I think it's the command-line tools or something. It's the Express edition anyway, whatever that means. (No, I haven't installed it.)

11-14-2006, 02:55 PM
yea that one...is it like a trial version maybe? has anyone tried this out?is it any good?

11-14-2006, 02:58 PM
I've heard it's okay, but Dev-C++ is often recommended too. It's what I use. http://bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

11-14-2006, 03:11 PM
why is the file so small? its like 13.5 Mb...i have visual studio 2003 and it rather big compared to this...Perhaps the installer downloads the rest. Just speculating...

11-14-2006, 03:13 PM
i deleted my post sorry :D yea...maybe, but i guess ill stick to vs2003 at the moment...im still a beginner

11-14-2006, 03:47 PM
The 2005 express edition is a full IDE. You have to download the platform SDK separately (hence the smaller download size). There are some features it doesn't support, so if you already have 2003, then you might want to stick with that. Compared to Dev-C++, though it is worth it to at least download and try out.

Originally, the free download was only supposed to be available for a year. It seems like it has been more than a year, but I don't know if they turned off the free download.

11-14-2006, 03:52 PM
MSVC 2005 Express gets you the whole IDE, not just the command-line tools. The default download is 13.5MB because it's a web installer. If you dig around the download page a bit, you'll find you can download an ISO.

EDIT: didn't see jlou's post.