As we all known, Microsoft announced that will not support Vistual Studio .NET 2002 or Visual Studio .NET 2003 as development environments on Windows Vista, Visual Studio 2005 is supported, but will have "compatibility issues" until Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 with Vista Support Update ships.
Now I'll discuss some issues with you about installing Visual Studio series products. I think there is no body still using Visual Studio .NET 2002 as development environment now, even not so, we can treat Visual Studio .NET 2002 as Visual Studio .net 2003 on Vista.
- For Visual Studio .NET 2003, you'll meet a "compatibility issues" worning message at installing time, don't care please next. After installing completed, I strongly recommend you install Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1(here is for Visual Studio .NET 2002). There is a serious issue that Vista does not supported Visual Studio .NET 2003 web project, because the feature is based on IIS5 or IIS6, while IIS7 is next generation and doesn't campatible with it.
- For Visual Studio 2005, you'll meet a "compatibility issues" worning message at installing time, don't care please next. I strongly recommend you have steps after installing completed as follows:
You should run Visual Studio IDE with "run as administrator" every time, the best way is:
- On the devenv.exe's Properties menu, go to Compatibility tab, checked the box "Run this program as an administrator" under the Privilege Level group.
Hope this post helps.