Visual Studio Version differentiation

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In the last months I was often confused about the version of Visual Studio I have currently opened. Because I use VSTS2005 and VSTS2008 and mostly have 5-10 instances opened, it is not so difficult to get wired by switching between VS-instances. Sometimes I need something in VS2005 and sometimes in VS2008.

By Murphy's low, as you probable expected I always open the wrong one. The problem is that both versions are very similar and it is difficult differentiate between them. Here is one recommendation and hope somebody out there has a better one :)

Move the mouse over the file menu item and you will notice one of following two effect:

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As you see both are very similar, but the left one has a slightly rounded edges and very thin white frame. The left one is VSTS2008 and the right one VSTS2005.

Posted Jan 17 2008, 10:50 PM by Damir Dobric


nadine wrote re: Visual Studio Version differentiation
on 01-18-2008 10:00

Yes I have found one which is better I think :)

The menu structure of VS 2005 and VS 2008 are different, so in VS 2008 there will be a menu item called 'Analyze', which is not present in VS 2005.

And in VS 2005 you will find a menu item which is called 'Community', which is not present in VS 2008.


prashant wrote re: Visual Studio Version differentiation
on 09-11-2009 11:28

i wan to know functional difference between VSTS2005 & VSTS2008, b'cz i have used VSTS2005 so while using using VSTS2008 will coding syntax differ is a .Net Community Blog powered by daenet GmbH.