Visual Studio 2008 is focused on development of Windows Vista, 2007 Office system, and Web applications. Among other things, it brings a new language feature, LINQ, new versions of C# and Visual Basic languages, a Windows Presentation Foundation visual designer, and improvements to the .NET Framework. It also features a new HTML/CSS editor influenced by Microsoft Expression Web. J# is not included. Visual Studio 2008 requires .NET Framework 3.5 and by default configures compiled assemblies to run on .NET Framework 3.5; but it also supports multi-targeting which lets the developers choose which version of the .NET Framework (out of 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, Silverlight CoreCLR or .NET Compact Framework) the assembly runs on. Visual Studio 2008 also includes new code analysis tools, including the new Code Metrics tool.
How to get it
You can download the Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition All-in-One DVD ISO image. This DVD contains all the Express products as well as optional components. Once done downloading, mount the image in a DVD emulator program such as Daemon Tools or burn to a DVD using a DVD burning application such as Nero. Since these are Express Editions which are free, there will be no need to apply cracks.
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