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How can use MS Visual Studio 2005 with .NET 3.5

Hello,

I needed to use the new ListView control from .NET 3.5 so I downloaded the new framework and installed it. However, I cannot access this control from VS 2005, what do I need to do to be able to access it?
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zx10rCommented:
Have you tried adding a new tab then choose items and selecting the 3.5 dlls. That should allow you to access the new controls.
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Joel CoehoornDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
You can't use .Net 3.5 from VS2005.  VS2005 will do 2.0 and 3.0 only.  You need to get VS2008.
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Rahul Goel ITILSenior Consultant - DeloitteCommented:
For 3.5 you need VS2008 version to be installed on ur machine, as it has come up with this framework switch....
Download Express Editions to use 3.5
http://www.microsoft.com/express/vwd/
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htabbachAuthor Commented:
Ok, I will do that. My app is huge and I wrote it in 2005, do I need to go through a complicated conversion process to use 2008?
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Rahul Goel ITILSenior Consultant - DeloitteCommented:
There is no complicated conversion as such...
You can do it in easy mode....there is a wizard.
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Joel CoehoornDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
You can set VS2008 to target a .Net 2.0 app directly, but if you do that you still won't be able to use the .Net 3.5 control that you want.  You will have to convert the project to a 3.5 project for that.  Know that there have been some breaking changes between the different .Net versions, but the wizard should be able to account for most of them and warn you about most of the rest.
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htabbachAuthor Commented:
What do I need to do on the production server for the app to work after I ppuch the new version? Do I need to install anything other than 3.5?
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