Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework may not support different language versions that are installed or that are run side-by-side

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 or Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework may not support the side-by-side installation or the side-by-side running of different language versions. The side-by-side installation and the side-by-side running of different language versions of Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio .NET, or the .NET Framework may lead to unexpected results. Microsoft Product Support Services does not provide support or hotfixes for these unexpected results. This article describes side-by-side configurations that Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework do and do not support.

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Visual Studio 2005

Visual Studio 2005 supports the following side-by-side configurations:
  • One language version of Visual Studio 2005 and the same language version of Visual Studio .NET 2003 or of Visual Studio .NET 2002
  • One language version of Visual Studio 2005 and a different language version of Visual Studio 2005 (must be the matching edition with the same feature set installed)
Visual Studio 2005 does not support the following configurations:
  • One language version of Visual Studio 2005 and a different language version of Visual Studio .NET 2003 or of Visual Studio .NET 2002

Visual Studio .NET

Visual Studio .NET supports the following side-by-side configurations:
  • One language version of Visual Studio .NET 2003 and the same language version of Visual Studio .NET 2002
  • One language version of Visual Studio .NET 2003 and a different language version of Visual Studio .NET 2003
  • One language version of Visual Studio .NET 2002 and a different language version of Visual Studio .NET 2002
Visual Studio .NET does not support the following configurations:
  • One language version of Visual Studio .NET 2003 and a different language version of Visual Studio .NET 2002
  • One language version of Visual Studio .NET 2002 and a different language version of Visual Studio .NET 2003

Microsoft .NET Framework

The .NET Framework supports the following side-by-side configurations:
  • Any language version of the .NET Framework 1.1, any language version of the .NET Framework 2.0, and any language version of the .NET Framework 1.0, including the same language version
  • Any language version of the .NET Framework 1.0, any language version of the .NET Framework 2.0, and any language version of the .NET Framework 1.1, including the same language version
The .NET Framework does not support the following side-by-side configurations:
  • One language version of the .NET Framework 1.1 and any language version of the .NET Framework 1.1
  • One language version of the .NET Framework 1.0 and any language version of the .NET Framework 1.0
  • One language version of the .NET Framework 2.0 and any language version of the .NET Framework 2.0

The .NET Framework Redistributable Package

The .NET Framework Redistributable Package supports the following side-by-side configurations:
  • Any language version of the .NET Framework 1.0 Redistributable Package, any language version of the .NET Framework 2.0 Redistributable Package, and any language version of the .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable Package, including the same language version
  • Any language version of the .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable Package, any language version of the .NET Framework 2.0 Redistributable Package, and any language version of the .NET Framework 1.0 Redistributable Package, including the same language version

REFERENCES

For more information, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web sites:
Visual Studio .NET Support Center
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;vsnet
.NET Framework Support Center
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;NETFrame

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Article ID: 821796 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Architect
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Enterprise Developer
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 Academic Edition
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