Can anyone help me?
I have a computer running Windows XP Professional. I intend to install Microsoft .NET Framework, but am unsure which versions to install. I know some programs which require it will automatically install it, but was thinking of installing .NET Framework in advance.
I have a basic understanding of what it is -- a sort of programming environment for software developers, and needs to be installed in order to run programs developed using it.
I know there are currently five versions:
1.0 (I'm going to skip worrying about this one)
1.1 (Going to install this from Microsoft Update)
When I use Microsoft Update, the only versions which appear under Optional Software Updates is 1.1 and 2.0. Is there a reason 3.0 and 3.5 aren't listed? I can find them at the Microsoft Download Center. As far as I know, they can both be installed on XP.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
More info I found:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Frameworkhttp://askville.amazon.com/average-user-NE...questId=5096562
I'm trying to figure out if I should install 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5, or just 3.5?
From things I've read online, it definitely seems like 3.5 installs both 2.0 and 3.0, but I still feel uncertain. Is it the same 2.0 and 3.0 versions that will be needed for programs written specifically for 2.0 or 3.0? Or are they modified versions of 2.0 and 3.0 made to work for 3.5?
Should there be any problems installing 3.0 or 3.5 on XP, even though they don't appear on Microsoft Update for me?
Perhaps someone out there has more experience with .NET Framework and can tell me... I appreciate any assistance you can give.