What’s changed from Beta 2 to RTM?

Here’s a complete doc on what changed between Beta 2 and the RTM version of Visual Studio 2005: http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/3/8/e38818ae-31e5-462b-b9ad-e6d3cd6ad7c1/Breaking Changes Beta2 to RTM.doc


Adding SQL database to a project fails

After installing Visual Studio 2005, you may see the following error when trying to add a SQL database to your project: Local database file User does not have permission to perform this action. The problem occurs because the user is part of the Administrator’s group but not part of the User’s group.  SQL Express requires…


What’s with .42?

In one of my previous blogs, I mentioned the final build number for Visual Studio 2005 was 8.0.50727.42. The way it worked in the past was our build numbers were 8.0.YMMDD.00.  When we came close to shipping, we froze the first three digits and then only incremented the last number (the dot number).  This allowed…


Visual Studio 2005 Shipped!

It’s official!  For those with MSDN subscriptions, you can now download Visual Studio 2005! For those without MSDN subscriptions, the Express Products will be available on November 7th for download and the box products will be available in the stores.  Congrats goes to the Developer Divsion.  It’s been a long three years.  I joined the division a…


Final RTM Build numbers

November 7th is still the street date for Visual Studio 2005. Our final build number is 8.0.50727.42 for Visual Studio and 2.0.50727.42 for the .Net Framework. If you have an older version on your machine (the RC bits), please make sure you run the uninstall tool before installing the RTM version. The uninstall tool is…


Error 1904 when installing the 1.0 Framework

A customer ran into the following error dialog when installing the 1.0 Framework:       Error 1904 Module C:\Windows\System32\mscoree.dll failed to register.       HRESULT -2146232576.  Contact your support personal. The customer had the 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0 Framework installed, then uninstalled, then reinstalled and eventually got themselves into a weird dirty state. They finally ran the clean up…


Can’t move cursor in VS 2005 text editor

A customer ran into this issue where they can’t move the cursor in the text editor and other things didn’t work such as control-Z and import/export settings. The workaround is: Shutdown Visual Studio Click Start -> Run Type in “devenv.exe /resetuserdata” Open Task Manager and wait for devenv.exe to finish running Restart VS Thanks goes…


msvsmon fails during VS install

I just spent a few days with a customer who had issues uninstalling Beta 2 and then installing the RC candidate. Here’s a snippet from his MSI log: MSI (s) (44:28) [20:59:55:916]: Executing op: ServiceInstall(Name=msvsmon80,DisplayName=Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger,ImagePath=”C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\Remote Debugger\x86\msvsmon.exe” /service msvsmon80,ServiceType=16,StartType=4,ErrorControl=0,,,,StartName=LocalSystem,Password=**********,Description=Allows members of the Administrators group to remotely debug server…


EM64T Machines

If you have an EM64T machine and have installed Visual Studio 2005 on it, please let me know.  We currrently have a third party vendor helping us with some test cases and the Express SKUs are failing to uninstall on the EM64T machine.  We can’t seem to reproduce the problem.  If you’ve installed successfully or…