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MS Dev Studio 6 and Dev Studio .NET COEXISTENCE

Can dev studio 6 and dev studio .NET can coexist on the same machine (OS)

Or if you try to install dev studio .NET it will overwritte dev studio 6 by updating it ?

Sunday, April 27, 2003

Assuming that you mean Visual Studio 6 and Visual Studio .NET: yes, they can both be installed and live quite happily side-by-side.

You can slo have VS.NET and VS.NET 2003 side-by-side, but I'm not sure why you'd want to.



Sunday, April 27, 2003

You can have all three side by side. You'd want the two VS.NETs side by side if you have projects that are targetting 1.0 (VS.NET 2003 cannot explicitly target 1.0, as it always compiles against 1.1, although you can "ask" for 1.0 by using some configuration options).

Brad Wilson (
Sunday, April 27, 2003

Yes they can coexist.  However ,  Dev studio  7.0 becomes the default debugger. 

Monday, April 28, 2003

This works no problem.

I have VS6/SQL7 and VS.NET/SQL2000 all running on my development laptop quite happily. I use the old stuff for supporting a number of old web applications and the new ones for developing my latest projects.

Not tried getting VS2003 running as well yet. Leave that for another day I think.

Steve Jones (UK)
Monday, April 28, 2003

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