VS2005 - VS2008 Conversion

Topics: Web Client Software Factory, Project Management Forum, UIP Application Block discussion, User Forum
Feb 8, 2008 at 10:11 AM
Hi,

I am looking to start using the WCSF for one of my projects however need to get going with the project straight away. I was trying to hold on until the VS2008 compatibility issue was sorted out but haven’t got the time.

Can anybody tell me if I start using the WCSF in VS2005 will it be a simple process to convert it to VS2008? I don’t want to start using it and then build a solution that cannot be converted easily.

Many thanks

Craig
Feb 8, 2008 at 4:15 PM
I am not sure what changes are in store for the VS2008 release. But for now, we are just using two solutions, one that is VS2008 and another VS2005. As long as you stay on .NET 2.0, the project files work in both solutions. Although not optimal, as long as your not adding too many new modules (ie projects) this works not too bad.

I'm am anxiously waiting the VS2008 compatible release so I can move on to using cool things like LINQ.
Feb 8, 2008 at 5:18 PM
Hi.

You can create a WCSF 1.1 solution in Visual Studio 2005 and then open it in Visual Studio 2008 but with the following considerations:

How-To: Web Client Software Factory (WCSF) June 2007 & Visual Studio Orcas Beta 2

Also, the P&P team is working on the next release of WCSF 2.0 which will ship on Visual Studio 2008:

Thanks.

Sebastian Iacomuzzi
http://staff.southworks.net/blogs/siacomuzzi
Coordinator
Feb 29, 2008 at 6:22 AM
We shipped VS2008 support today. WCSF February 2008

Good luck with your project,
Michael Puleio - patterns & practices
Webhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/practices/
Bloghttp://blogs.msdn.com/mpuleio/
Feb 29, 2008 at 6:58 AM


MichaelPuleio wrote:
We shipped VS2008 support today. WCSF February 2008


Install and read the first page of the installed help file, Web Client Software Factory Guidance and Help (Visual Studio 2008), on the first page:

Enabling June 2007 Solutions
This section describes how to enable existing Web client solutions that were created with the Web Client Software Factory – June 2007 release to use the guidance package and application block assemblies provided in the February 2008 release.
<snip>

Enabling October 2007 (Bundle) Solutions
This section describes how to enable existing Web client solutions that were created with the Web Client Software Factory bundles to use the guidance package and application block assemblies provided in the February 2008 release.
<snip>

I haven't tried these instructions yet, but I am sure they should work fairly well.

Coordinator
Feb 29, 2008 at 6:38 PM
Hopefully those instructions work for you. We did carefully review and test them at least once. :-)
If they do not work, let us know, and we can get the online versions updated when we post them and add a note to the "Known Issues" page.
Thanks,
Michael Puleio - patterns & practices
Webhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/practices/
Bloghttp://blogs.msdn.com/mpuleio/
Mar 1, 2008 at 1:39 PM
Can the WCSF Feb 08 be used with Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 3? It appears from the requirements that we need to install .NET 3.5 and VS 2008, .NET 3.5 upgrade is easy however our IT dept is still on VS 2005.

Thanks,
Gavin
Mar 1, 2008 at 6:49 PM
HI Gavin

WCSF Feb 08 does not support VS2005. However, you can use the 2.0 bundles on CodePlex which are almost indentical. The one major change being the perf optimizations we made in the 2.0 factory.

Glenn