VS 2008 Installations Care

Important Installation Notes – VS 2008

There are two important things you should do immediately after installing VS 2008 and .NET 3.5 Beta2:

1) Download and run this batch file.  This takes only a few seconds to run, and fixes an issue that is  found with the version policy of System.Web.Extensions.dll – which is the assembly that contains ASP.NET AJAX.  If you don’t run this batch file, then existing ASP.NET 2.0 projects built with ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 and VS 2005 will end up automatically picking up the new version of ASP.NET AJAX that ships in .NET 3.5 Beta2.  This will work and run fine – but cause you to inadvertently introduce a .NET 3.5 dependency in the applications you build with VS 2005.  Running the batch file will change the version binding policy of the new System.Web.Extensions.dll assembly and ensure that you only use the new .NET 3.5 ASP.NET AJAX version with projects that you are explicitly building for .NET 3.5.

2) If you have ever installed a previous version of “Orcas” or VS 2008 on your machine (either Beta1 or one of the CTP versions), you need to reset your VS 2008 settings after installing Beta2.  If you don’t do this, you’ll have an odd set of settings configured (some windows will be in the wrong place), and you’ll potentially see some IDE performance slowness.  You can reset your settings by typing “DevEnv /resetsettings” on the command-line against the VS 2008 version of the IDE:




2 Comments Add yours

  1. ANCHAL says:

    Hello sir,
    I have installed vs.net 2005 n when i want to downdload any s/w(real player) from net a window opens saying “visual studio just-in-time debugger” plz help me out sir……..UR TEACHING IS MIND-BLOWING…..N I WISH U HAPPY JOURNEY


  2. Ranjith says:

    I’ve installed IIS server in my system then after i check the status at browser by typing the http://localhost or also by computer name it is giving a window like oracle http server components what is this…is this IIs installed in my system or not.Also i changed portno 80 to 90 whatever u said in class room .


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