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Difference between Visual studio Express Edition and Professional Edition

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  • Express edition is FREE to download for students, Professional one is to be bought.
    Friday, 16 March, 2007 7:45 AM
  • Visual Studio 2005 Product Line Overview

    Feature Express Products Visual Studio Standard Edition Visual Studio Professional Edition Visual Studio Tools For Office Visual Studio Team System
    IntelliSense Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Code editor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Code snippets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Programming languages included VB, VC#, VC++, and VJ# are single language. Visual Web Developer includes VC# and VB All All VB and VC# All
    Office development support* No No No Support for Excel 2003, Word 2003, InfoPath 2003 and Outlook 2003 Support for Excel 2003, Word 2003, InfoPath 2003 and Outlook 2003
    User experience Simplified menu options and defaults Simplified menu options and defaults Full Full Full
    Windows Forms designer VB, VC#, VC++, VJ# Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Web Forms designer Visual Web Developer Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Mobile Device Support* No Yes Yes No Yes
    Database design tools (create/modify tables and stored procedures) Local Local and remote Local and remote Local and remote Local and remote
    Data Access Designers VB, VC#, VC++, VJ#:local, Visual Web Developer: local and remote Local and remote Local and remote Local and remote Local and remote
    Documentation 10mb "Getting Started"; Starter Kits targed at first-time programmers; 200mb optional MSDN Express MSDN MSDN MSDN MSDN
    Class Designer / Object Test Bench* No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    XML Editor Support XML Only XML Only Full XML/XSLT Full XML/XSLT Full XML/XSLT
    Deployment Tools ClickOnce Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Extensibility Use 3rd party controls and content. No Macros, Add-ins or Packages Write, record, run macros, Write and consume Add-ins, Install Packages (partner products) Write, record, run macros, Write and consume Add-ins, Install Packages (partner products) Write, record, run macros, Write and consume Add-ins, Install Packages (partner products) Write, record, run macros, Write and consume Add-ins, Install Packages (partner products)
    Reporting Visual Web Developer: SQL Server Reporting Services Add-in SQL Server Reporting Services SQL Server Reporting Services / Crystal Reports SQL Server Reporting Services SQL Server Reporting Services / Crystal Reports
    Source Code Control No MSSCCI-compatible (Visual SourceSafe sold separately) MSSCCI-compatible (Visual SourceSafe sold separately) MSSCCI-compatible (Visual SourceSafe sold separately) MSSCCI-compatible (includes Visual SourceSafe, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server sold separately)
    Debugging Local Local Local / remote Local Local / remote
    64-bit Compiler Support (Itanium) No No No No Yes
    64-bit Compiler Support (x64) No Yes Yes No Yes
    Server explorer “Servers” Node No No All All All
    SQL Server 2005 Integration No No Yes Yes Yes
    Code Profiling No No No No Yes
    Static Analysis No No No No Yes
    Unit Testing* No No No No Yes
    Code Coverage No No No No Yes
    Project Management No No No No Yes
    Test Case Management No No No No Yes
    Offline Database Project No No No No Yes
    Data Generation No No No No Yes
    Database Refactoring No No No No Yes
    Database Schema and Data Compare No No No No Yes
    Database Deployment Tools No No No No Yes
    Size 80mb (Express + SQL Express + .NET Framework Redist) Multiple CDs Multiple CDs Multiple CDs Multiple CDs
    Additional Tools Included SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition; Microsoft Office Access 2003 Developer Extensions; Access 2003 Runtime license SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition (included with client products only)
    Feature Express Products Visual Studio Standard Edition Visual Studio Professional Edition Visual Studio Tools For Office Visual Studio Team System



    * There are no Office project templates for Visual C++.
    The C++ language is not supported in the Class Designer/Object Test Bench.
    C++ support in Unit Testing is limited. See this forum entry for more information.
    For more information on Visual C++ enhancements in Visual Studio 2005, please see Team System for C++ Developers and the Visual C++ Developer Center.
    Friday, 16 March, 2007 8:35 AM
  • u can check this site from where i had copy and paste this

    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700921.aspx

    Friday, 16 March, 2007 8:36 AM