Visual Studio Enterprise Edition Features

Visual Studio 6.0

The Visual Studio Enterprise Edition has it all. With it, you can more quickly build mission-critical enterprise solutions. For more information on enterprise development with Visual Studio, and the editions in which each language tool is available, please use the following links.

Topic Description
Introduces Visual Studio's enterprise development guide, with sections on architectural and data access design.
Lists new and enhanced Visual Basic enterprise features, with links to more information.
Lists Visual C++ enterprise features, providing links to more information about each.
Provides an introduction to the main feature areas of Visual InterDev and links to more detailed information.
Introduces the Visual J++ documentation.

Features in the Enterprise Editions

The Visual Studio Enterprise Edition includes all of the features available with the Visual Studio development tools. When installing the Visual Studio Enterprise Edition, you can elect to install enterprise features for use with these tools. In addition, Visual Basic and Visual C++ are available in separate enterprise editions.

The following table indicates whether a given feature is available with a given tool. If you acquired a separate enterprise edition of Visual Basic or Visual C++, you can use this table also to identify which of the Visual Studio enterprise features you received with your purchase. (Visual J++ and Visual InterDev are not offered as separate enterprise editions.) In addition, some of these features are available in professional editions with a subset of their enterprise edition functionality.

The following list of features is followed by descriptions and a suggested place to start for more detailed information on the feature.

Feature Name Visual Basic Visual C++ Visual FoxPro Visual InterDev Visual J++
Application Performance Explorer VB   VFP   VJ++
COM Transaction Integrator for CICS and IMS VB VC++    
Data Environment Designer VB  
Data Object Wizard VB
Database Designer VB VC++ VFP VID VJ++
Deployment VB   VFP VID VJ++
Internet Information Server 4.0 VB VFP VID VJ++
Microsoft Transaction Server 2.0 VB VC++ VFP VID VJ++
New Database Wizard VB VC++     VJ++
OLE DB Provider for AS/400 and VSAM Data VB VC++  
Posting Acceptor VB   VJ++
Query Designer VB VC++ VFP VID VJ++
RDO User Connection Designer VB        
RemoteData Control VB VC++
SNA Server 4.0 VB VC++
SQL Debugging* VB VC++ VFP VID VJ++
SQL Server 6.5 VB VC++ VFP VID VJ++
Stored Procedure Editor* VB VC++ VFP VID VJ++
Stored Procedures as Project Items VB   VFP VID VJ++
Table Design VB VC++ VFP VID VJ++
Trigger Editor* VB VC++ VFP VID VJ++
View Designer VB VC++ VFP VID VJ++
Visual Component Manager VB VC++   VID VJ++
Visual Modeler VB VC++    
Visual SourceSafe VB VC++ VFP VJ++
Visual Studio Analyzer       VJ++
Webclasses VB  

* Feature may differ between development tools.

Enterprise Feature Descriptions

Feature Name For More Information Online
Application Performance Explorer (APE) — A tool to test the run-time performance and resource load characteristics of distributed application design scenarios you are considering. (Visual Studio)
COM Transaction Integrator for CICS and IMS — A generic proxy that handles communications between the Windows NT platform and mainframe computers. (Visual Studio)
Data Environment Designer — An interactive, design-time environment for creating programmatic run-time data access.
Data Object Wizard — A wizard through which you can generate code to create custom data sources and User Controls to display and manipulate data through stored procedures. (Visual Basic)
Database Designer — A tool to graphically represent tables and their relationships, and through which you can create and modify the database objects that your application relies on. (Visual Studio)
Deployment — A Microsoft development environment feature through which you can distribute and debug the components of your Web applications. (Visual Studio)
Internet Information Server 4.0 — A complete FTP, Gopher, and World Wide Web information service specifically designed to run on Microsoft Windows NT and within the BackOffice environment.
Microsoft Transaction Server 2.0 — A component-based transaction processing system for developing, deploying, and managing high-performance, scalable, and robust enterprise, Internet, and intranet server applications.
OLE DB Provider for AS/400 and VSAM Data — A provider is a COM component with an OLE DB-compliant interface. This provider enables access to the IBM Distributed Data Management (DDM) architecture. (Visual Studio)
Posting Acceptor 2.0 — A tool that enables Microsoft Internet Information Server to accept Web content from Web Publishing Wizard and other clients via HTTP Post. (Visual Studio)
Query Designer — A tool for creating SQL commands using a simple, intuitive visual interface. (Visual Studio)
RDO User Connection Designer — A tool using Visual Basic ActiveX designer architecture to provide design-time support for programmatic data access. (Visual Basic)
RemoteData Control — An ActiveX control that provides access to data stored in a remote ODBC data source through bound controls. (Visual Basic)
SNA Server 4.0 — A tool that provides a gateway connection between personal computer local area networks (LANs) or wide area networks (WANs), along with IBM mainframe and AS/400 hosts. (Visual Studio)
SQL Debugging — Features through which you can debug Microsoft SQL Server stored procedures and triggers in much the same way that you debug other kinds of scripts or programs. (Visual Studio)

(Visual C++)

(Visual Basic)

SQL Server 6.5 — A server that provides tools for enterprise-wide administration, data replication, parallel DBMS performance, and scalability to very large databases.
Stored Procedures as Project Items — With Microsoft® Visual Database Tools™, you can create and manipulate stored procedures within the development environment. (Visual Studio)

(Visual Studio)

(Visual C++)

(Visual Basic)

Table Design — With Microsoft Visual Database Tools, you can create tables, change the table view, adjust table size, duplicate tables, and add columns to tables. (Visual Studio)
Trigger Editor — With Microsoft Visual Database Tools, you can create, open, copy, and delete triggers in your database. (Visual Studio)

(Visual Basic)

View Designer — With Microsoft Visual Database Tools, you can create a view, which is a virtual table generated by a query. (Visual Studio)
Visual Component Manager — A tool with which to organize, find, and insert components into a Visual Studio project, addressing three requirements for storing and organizing components: publishing, finding, and reusing them. (Visual Studio)
Visual Modeler — A tool for designing three-tier distributed applications using class and component diagrams. With Visual Modeler you can visually design models of the classes and components your application needs, then convert these models to Visual Basic or Visual C++ code. (Visual Studio)
Visual SourceSafe — A source control tool with which you can manage your projects, regardless of the file type (text files, graphics files, binary files, sound files, or video files) by saving them to a database. (Visual SourceSafe)
Visual Studio Analyzer — A tool for evaluating, analyzing, and debugging the structure, performance, and interactions of a distributed application from an application perspective, rather than a component or code perspective. (Visual Studio)
Webclasses — A Visual Basic component that resides on a Web server and responds to input from the browser. When you create an IIS application, you create its webclasses using the Webclass Designer. (Visual Basic)