Biggest differences between Visual Studio Express 2005 vs the Full blown Professional

Hey i was going to do a website for a church and was wondering if the express edition was good enough to do it.  Does it have all the same classes and components or what is the major difference between the two versions?  

Can i use master pages etc?  

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dalsymDirector of ITCommented:
Hmmm....have you checked this website:

The best way to find out is try out the express edition and see if it does what you need / expect.
The classes should all be the same as all Visual Studio does is provide an interface to the ASP.NET framework.

You can build .NET stuff using a free tool (can't remember the name right now) and the command line. No Microsoft tools needed.

Good luck!

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dalsymDirector of ITCommented:
P.S. If I remember correctly from the launch event, I want to think that master pages are either good across all verisons or are only in the Team Edition.
express dont have feature like debugging tools crystal reports, etc.

for a church website, I would just use something simple like Microsoft Frontpage...Depends on what u are wanting to do. Express would be fine too.
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dalsymDirector of ITCommented:
Sure, use FrontPage if you want the thing to be crap.
I agree with the sentiment though, go with Dreamweaver, Adobe GoLive or even BlueFish depending on your platform.
I have seen tons of decent webpages done in frontpage. This is for a church, dreamweaver can be pretty costly, when a tight budget is at play.

Especially if this webpage is a 1 time deal.
TheRookie32Author Commented:
i have dreamweaver 8 so that is not a problem but i needed something to do coding, databinding with.  So the express edition doesnt have any debugging huh?
Did u download it??

I think it would suite u just fine. Download it and give it a try.

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