Scott Hanselman

Visual Studio Express 2005 - C# Edition - will upgrade your ASP.NET to 2.0 without asking...Fix here...

July 01, 2004 Comment on this post [7] Posted in Web Services | ASP.NET
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Even though it is called the Visual C# 2005 Express Edition and they explicitly point you to the Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition for web site development, the Visual C# 2005 Express Edition (and no doubt others) will still upgrade your ALL YOUR ASP.NET VDIRS to version 2.0.40607.0 without asking.

You can go your %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322 directory and run:


to replace the ScriptMaps with ASP.NET 1.1, and you're back in business.

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July 01, 2004 6:51
Bloody hell. When is MS going to figure out that it shouldn't do that without asking?
July 01, 2004 9:43
Hmmm.. wonder if the ASP.NET Switcher tool will pick it up...
July 01, 2004 10:56
Actually, turns out .NET 2.0 adds a new property page to your IIS app pages that is better than the Switcher (thank Goodness). I just wanted to show folks an easier way that is one step and recursive.
July 01, 2004 16:34
Guys, I mean, are you installing *beta* products on main computer?
And then you complain?
July 01, 2004 20:15
No, I'm just complaining. All this stuff was on a test machine, as God intended.
July 01, 2004 20:31
This was a problem back when they released 1.1 as well - it's not just a beta issue. I was hoping they would have fixed it for 2.0.
July 02, 2004 11:41
Guys, your best bet is to file a bug report or a feature suggestion at:

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