Visual Studio 2005

Fat_Lip
12-13-2005, 08:12 AM
Hello Everybody,
I have an AAS degree as a Programmer/Analyst that I received about 2 1/2 years ago but I never went out and pursued that career because the job market was next to nothing and I was already making pretty good money at the time. I have been programming Databases like mad for the past year (for my own enjoyment) and I am thinking about changing jobs.

So this leads to a couple of questions.
I am pretty green in the programming lingo. I am using Visual Studio 6.0 Professional and I am wondering if it is pretty much outdated. Should I go out and buy Visual Studio 2005, and if so, should I be getting the standard or pro edition? What are the differences between these two editions? I basically want to do database programming with VB, C#, and maybe C++ using the jet engine. Plus I want to be able to use all of the components that are offered in 6.0 Professional.

:huh:

Plus, what exactly is .NET and what is the difference between Visual Studio .NET and the other versions?

I appreciate any response but please keep it pretty basic. Everything looks like a sales pitch on the Microsoft website so I would like to hear from some experienced people.

Thanks,
Fat_Lip

reboot
12-13-2005, 08:16 AM
We get this question 20 times a day, hence the sticky threads:

http://www.xtremevbtalk.com/showthread.php?t=206150

http://www.xtremevbtalk.com/showthread.php?t=206151

http://msdn.microsoft.com

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