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Visual Studio .NET Editions

Visual Studio .NET is available in four editions: Professional, Enterprise Developer, Enterprise Architect, and Academic. The core languages included with Visual Studio — Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual C#, and Visual J# — are each also offered in separate standard editions.

The following table lists the different features available with each edition of Visual Studio .NET.

Feature Professional Enterprise Developer Enterprise Architect Academic
Visual Basic .NET X X X X
Visual C++ .NET X X X X
Visual C# .NET X X X X
Visual J# .NET X X X X
Create and use XML Web services X X X X
Build Web applications X X X X
Build Windows applications X X X X
Target handheld wireless devices X X X X
Target Pocket PC's and Windows CE .NET powered devices X X X X
Design tables and views on SQL Server Desktop Engine X X X X
Design tables, views, procedures, triggers, functions, and so forth, on SQL Server Desktop Engine, SQL Server, and Not Oracle   X X  
Windows 2000 Server Developer Edition   X X  
SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition   X X  
Commerce Server 2000 Developer Edition   X X  
Host Integration Server 2000 Developer Edition   X X  
Exchange Server 2000 Developer Edition   X X  
Visual SourceSafe   X X  
Test XML Web services and applications   X X  
.NET Reference Applications   X X  
Enterprise Templates execution   X X  
Enterprise Templates authoring     X  
BizTalk Server 2000 Developer Edition     X  
Visio-based software modeling     X  
Visio-based database modeling     X  
Tools for faculty, including assignment management and code extraction       X
Tools for students, including application wizards and assignment management       X
Academic-specific documentation and code samples for faculty and students       X

See Also

Installation and Setup | What's New in Visual Studio .NET | Visual Basic .NET Standard Edition| Visual C# .NET Standard Edition | Visual C++ .NET Standard Edition | Visual Database Tools Editions

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