Dreamweaver CS4 or VS for designing asp.net applications

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Some web apps I am now starting to plan for, I think, should be in .net. Only problem is Classic ASP has suited most of my apps so I haven't dwelved into .net at all (or should I say asp.net). I want to start learning (asp.net c#) and am wondering which designing application, CS4 (which I already have) or VS is the better one.
Some groups have mentioned Dreamweaver CS4 is not supporting asp.net, not too sure if this is true though. I can create  a new asp.net c# page in CS4, but with everything .net offers is it best to get VS instead and start there?
Any help to steer me in the right direction is better - it's tough to let Classic ASP go though, but it's has to happen sooner or later... :(
Cost is another factor to consider.
Anyway, would do the Experts think?
Thanks. Al
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CS4 has very, very limited ASP.NET support.  Go with Visual Studio or Visual Web Developer.

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why do you think .net explitly?

I use adobe master suite and I think its good enough

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Seeing as though DW has no support for compiling .NET files, Adobe should strike .NET as being 'compatible' with .NET development. DW is the industry standard for almost everything besides .NET (VS is). Take Jason's advice.
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>> DW is the industry standard for almost everything besides .NET

Just waiting for RubyWeaver to become stable enough to use in production and that might be true.

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Ruby becoming stable is small part of the battle; webhosts to offer ruby support will be the hard part; they're rarer than hens teeth atm.
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>> webhosts to offer ruby support will be the hard part; they're rarer than hens teeth atm

Hah!

My ISP does offer Ruby and Mongrel but they won't support it beyond the initial config and they also don't offer the latest versions.  So if we want/need it, we have to figure out how to do it ourselves and that was not a fun few weeks.

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I think once I get started I might use Visual Web Developer - it's free as well!. Thanks.

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