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Windows Vista and Visual Studio 

This topic has been updated for Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista.

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Update for Windows Vista includes enhancements for installing and using Visual Studio 2005 on the Windows Vista operating system. To be supported on Windows Vista, Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Update for Windows Vista must be installed and used under administrative permissions. Installing and using earlier versions of Visual Studio on Windows Vista is not supported. Applications developed by using Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio .NET 2003 can be installed and used on Windows Vista.

Release Install on Windows Vista? Install applications developed with this version on Windows Vista?

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista

Yes.

Yes.

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1

Yes.

Yes.

Visual Studio 2005 

No.

Yes.

Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1

No.

Yes, if the application targets .NET Framework 1.1 or later.

Visual Studio .NET 2003

No.

Yes, if the application targets .NET Framework 1.1 or later.

Visual Studio .NET 2002

No.

No.

For more information, see Visual Studio on Windows Vista.

Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista

Installation and use of Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista without installing one or more of the available service packs is not currently supported. You must install Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1, or Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 and Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista, and run Visual Studio under administrative permissions for Visual Studio 2005 to be supported on Windows Vista. For more information, see How to: Find Product Updates.

Caution noteCaution

If you plan to install Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista, you must first install Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1.

Applications developed with any release of Visual Studio 2005 will run on Windows Vista only if they target .NET Framework 1.1 or later.

Visual Studio .NET 2003 on Windows Vista

Installation and use of Visual Studio .NET 2003 or Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1 on Windows Vista is not currently supported. No updates for Visual Studio .NET 2003 related to Windows Vista are currently planned.

Applications developed with Visual Studio .NET 2003 or Visual Studio .NET 2003 Service Pack 1 will run on Windows Vista only if they target .NET Framework 1.1 or later.

Visual Studio .NET 2002 on Windows Vista

Installation and use of Visual Studio .NET 2002 on Windows Vista is not supported.

Applications developed with Visual Studio .NET 2002 target .NET Framework 1.0, and therefore cannot run on Windows Vista. Only applications that target .NET Framework 1.1 or later are supported on Windows Vista. For more information, see Version Compatibility and What's New in the .NET Framework.

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