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View Thread: VS 2005 vs 2003 - Backwards Compatible / Worth It?
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    Im finally considering the move to Visual Studio 2005 but am concerned with backwards compatability.  For development  I  have no issues with VS 2005 and all the niceties it brings but our production box is still making using of the old approach of VS 2003 (web.config, .NET v1.1, etc).  I do not want production to break.

    My only experience with VS2005 is when i tried accessing my 2K3 solution it insisted on upgrading it.  I did experience an issue on compiling with it; i copied the sharepoint webpart .dll to production and it refused to accept it claiming the .dll was untrusted even tho on compling in 2K3 the .dll was accepted (both solution types used the same .snk key file).

    What are your thoughts on moving up to VS 2K5.  For the moment we'll still be outputting .Net v1.1 code.  Perhaps a couple .net 2.0 will be produced by year's end.