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Visual Studio 2005

Aug 20, 2008 at 12:39 PM
Can this be integrated in VS2005?
Coordinator
Aug 20, 2008 at 5:47 PM
Unfortunately not. We have hard-wired this package to VS2008.
Sep 3, 2008 at 3:30 PM
Hello,
Do you know if there are many features which are bound to 2008? I'd be volunteer to try to port it to 2005 if that makes sense.

Regards (and thanks for the project!)

Chris
Coordinator
Sep 4, 2008 at 12:18 PM
Hi Chris, great to see your interest.

The Visual Studio package itself contains many small references to VS 2008, such as help integration namespaces, assembly references, setup paths etc. We opted keeping the app simple by not maintaining two sets of configurations spread throughout the code base. Making Clone Detective support a specific VS version is simple but make it support more than VS version is hard. But to be honest, we have not even tried it :-)

The main difficulty for you might be the fact that we are using .NET 3.5 features. Since VS 2005 will use .NET 2.0 for integration packages you would require limiting Clone Detective to .NET 2.0 features -- currently, I have no estimation how much effort this requires.

However, feel free to try it and let us know your experiences. May be all of this is not too hard and we can support both versions of Visual Studio.

Kind Regards,
Immo Landwerth