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VS or VWDE? rcshield msg:3655432 4:05 pm on May 21, 2008 (gmt 0) As a Webmaster, should I be using Visual Studio or Visual Web Developer Express? I was using Visual Studio 2005 before, but I recently switched to Visual Web Developer Express 2008 because of its superior CSS support.
Ltg1 msg:3664214 2:32 pm on Jun 1, 2008 (gmt 0)
You should probably be using VWDE. It's free, lighter weight, and the differences between it and VS are small.
I even did hard core development for a while with VWDE and had only minor annoyances like lack of macro record/playback.
The reason VWDE is so close to VS is that MS wants/has to give away good tools to compete with open source solutions. They only maintain VS to pull in enterprise revenue and maintain value perception.
hal12b msg:3745908 8:55 pm on Sep 16, 2008 (gmt 0)
I always wondered this too. What exactly are the differences between VWDE and VS? Could anybody provide a comprehensive list, or direct me to one?