Since today is the launch, I had to pick something huge about Visual Studio 2008.
Scott Guthrie has an excellent write-up on Multi-Targeting Support that I dare not even attempt to summarize on this blog, but I’ll repost Scott’s description of what’s multi-targeting:
With the past few releases of Visual Studio, each Visual Studio release only supported a specific version of the .NET Framework. For example, VS 2002 only worked with .NET 1.0, VS 2003 only worked with .NET 1.1, and VS 2005 only worked with .NET 2.0.
One of the big changes we are making starting with the VS 2008 release is to support what we call "Multi-Targeting" – which means that Visual Studio will now support targeting multiple versions of the .NET Framework, and developers will be able to start taking advantage of the new features Visual Studio provides without having to always upgrade their existing projects and deployed applications to use a new version of the .NET Framework library. <read more>
But as tradition dictates, i must include a picture. Since Scott did his write-up in C#, i’ll take a picture using VB. And apparently Scott knows about tip #155. =)
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