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Sharepoint site in Visual Studio 2008

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I am new to Sharepoint. How can I open my Sharepoint site in Visual Studio 2008? I want to be able to code.
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You cannot open the site with VS.

You can use SharePoint Designer for that type of site.
Please download from microsoft site here
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=BAA3AD86-BFC1-4BD4-9812-D9E710D44F42

and make sure you get the latest service pack.

Here
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=88EFF285-0B92-45ED-979B-65AA22304DD6

Best of luck.
Ted BouskillSenior Software Developer
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OK, in order to develop with SharePoint, Visual Studio has to be running on a system that is hosting SharePoint locally.  SharePoint 2010 development requires Visual Studio 2010.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx

Before hammering away at SharePoint with Visual Studio I'd highly recommend you learn how the product works first because it's very complex and powerful.  You'd be stunned how much you can do without writing code and only by using the SharePoint web UI and SharePoint Designer.

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Hi Tedbilly,
I am new to Sharepoint. This is what I am trying to do, auditing feautures. Is there a way without coding?
http://sharepointsolutionsrams.blogspot.com/2009/12/custom-auditing-in-sharepoint.html

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we have Sharepoint 2007

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Your help is greatly appreciated.
Ted BouskillSenior Software Developer
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OK, that article is for WSS 3.0 which is the free foundation for MOSS (SharePoint) 2007.  If you are running SharePoint 2007 you can turn on auditing using the Central Admin site and absolutely no programming is required.

By the way, audit logging can slow a SharePoint site down considerably.  My last MOSS 2007 farm was heavily used and when we turned off audit logging page load speed doubled.  So use it with caution.

Personally I don't recommend it.

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If you don't mind, could you give me steps of how to turn this on and remove it if we don't need it since you are no recommend it.

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Sorry we are not using MOSS, but  Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WSS 3.0). What should we do?
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