Version (8.0) of Microsoft's integrated development environment (IDE), released in November 2005 and superseded by Visual Studio 2008 in November 2007.

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How to Install MS Visual Studio 2005 SP1 on Win 7 SP1? [duplicate]

I am trying to install Visual Studio 2005 SP1 on Windows 7 SP1. Solutions in existing articles here appear to be obsolete. What I've tried: 1) Install Visual Studio 2005. Tell it to ignore known ...
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File timestamps inconsistently update on network drive in Windows 7

This problem has been bugging me for a couple years now, and I have not been able to find a good solution. I develop code in both C++ and VB6. When I compile my C++ code in Visual Studio 2005, the ...
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Windows Forms Development template missing?

Why do I not see any languages (C#, C++ etc) or the Windows Forms Development template(s) after completing the VS 2005 Professional or Express version(s) installation?
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Auto back-up VS2005 workspace

All too often VS2005 will crash when compiling and I'll have to re-open it. That's all well and good, a minor inconvenience really. But the annoying part is that it remembers the opened files from ...
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Regex to Increment a Number by 1 in Visual Studio 2005

How would I use a regex in Visual Studio 2005's search / replace to increment a set of numbers by 1? The search term is either {:z} or {[0-9]+}. I am unsure of the replace term. Using "\1" simply ...
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How can I 'flip' the orientation of category fields and drop data fields in Visual Studio 2005?

I'm new to visual studio and have a chart with data but the output looks a little wonky and I can't figure out how to rotate the way the data at the bottom of the chart looks. For example, i'd want ...
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Visual Studio 2005 to send notification on build completion

OS: Windows 7 Visual Studio 2005 SP1 + Visual Assist X 1830 Looks like there's no way to do this for VS2005. I know in Windows control panel > Sound settings, we can set VS2008/2010 Build ...
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Why is building a solution slower on a Core i7 than on a Core i3 processor?

Background: We have a C# solution with 49 projects and it uses VS2005 SP1 (didn't upgrade to higher version due to old version of Syncfusion 4.x lib). The project uses Ant with ISharpCode zip library ...
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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP4 wasn't installed

I lost track of my account when my question was moved to superuser. I wasn't able to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP4 through automatic update so I downloaded the update from ...
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How to eliminate the Rate and Feedback bar at the top of help pages in Visual Studio 2005 and 2008

Using MS Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 help viewer (MS Document Explorer), on virtually every help page I get a "Send/Add Content.../Rate and Feedback" bar at the top of the page. The problem is that ...
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MS Visual Studio 2005 - DOS window filling screen

Whenever I save code while using Visual Studio 2005, an command prompt window fills the screen (very) briefly several times. I suspect it is something to do with IntelliSense. This has happened for ...
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problem in installing vs2005 [closed]

while installing vs2005 professional ...i am getting dis error"the windows installer package"d:\softwares\microsoft visual studio 8\vs_setup.msi could not be opened.chooose retry to try again.choose ...
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Difference between Visual Studio 2005 professional edition and visual studio 2005 express edition [closed]

What are the differences between Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition and Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition? Which is the best for Windows 7? Can we compile applications built in Professional ...
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Unable to install Visual Studio 2005 on Windows 7

After downloading Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and Visual Studio 2005 Upgrade for Vista to install Visual Studio 2005 on Windows 7, when I tried to intall Visual Studio 2005 SP1, I got this error message: ...
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Visual Studio hangs Windows

I have: Windows XP Pro SP3 with latest updates, drivers, .NET, etc. Pentium 4 2.8GHz 2GB RAM 150GB HD ATI Radeon HD 3400 Recently (as early as a week ago) Visual C++ (both 2005 Pro and 2008 ...
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Visual Studio 2005 won't install on Windows 7

My question relates very closely to this question: http://superuser.com/questions/34190/visual-studio-2005-sp1-refuses-to-install-in-windows-7 However this question hasn't provided the answer I'm ...
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Run Visual Studio command line tools in Windows Powershell

In cmd.exe, I would simply run %VS80COMNTOOLS%\vsvars32.bat to set up the environment for running the Visual Studio command line tools (i.e. cl, link, mt, etc.). I wonder how I can set up the ...
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Installing Windows Mobile SDK without Visual Studio

Is it possible to install the Windows Mobile SDK without having Visual Studio? I am using SharpDevelop to write a Windows Mobile application, but I need to use an assembly in the Windows Mobile 6.0 ...
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How To edit some packages stored in msdb

im a newbie with sql-server 2005. i build some packages which import some flatfiles into tables, each file goes into his table. Now there is a change in the structure of one file. Now i am too ...
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Visual Studio 2005 Open Project Dialog Slow as Molasses

Whenever I try to open a project in Visual Studio 2005 (Windows XP), my open project dialog become slow as molasses - navigating down one level of folders typically takes almost 60 seconds. Finding ...
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Is there any way to run remote debugger on Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition?

I've searched the web for answers, but the only thing I can come up with is that I need the Pro or Team edition to be able to run remote debugger. Is that true? Is there a way around it or another way ...
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How do I bypass Visual Studio 2005 SP1 failing to install on Windows 7?

I'm trying to install Visual Studio 2005 in Windows 7. When attempting to start, Windows 7 complains that Visual Studio 2005 is incompatible with Windows 7 and offers me to search online for a ...
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Is it still possible to download Visual C# Express 2005?

I have Visual C# Express installed on my PC (for XNA development back when that was required) and I can't uninstall it (it can't find one of the .msi files). I'd like to reinstall it so I can then ...
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Issues installing Visual Studio 2005 SP1 in Windows 7 RC

When I try to install Visual Studio 2005 SP1 in Windows 7 RC my machine freezes or blue screens half way through. Has anyone else had this issue? If so, did you solve it?