We're considering upgrading to MS Visual Studio 2005 from VS 2003. Our concern is backwards compatability with existing web apps. At the moment we have several applications running under ASP.NET v1.1 (mostly in C#) on our Win2K3 box. We intend on using the capabilities of .NET v1.1 for at least another year or so as we have several existing apps that were composed under VS 2003 and .NET v1.1.
My quesitons are:
1. Can VS 2005 be installed on the same development box with VS 2003?
2. Is VS 2005 capable of reading VS 2003 code and can compile code that is still compatabile with our existing ASP.NET v1.1 portal (we use Rainbow Portal) and existing .DLLs / Source in production that was compiled using VS 2003 / .NET v1.1 ?