Visual Studio .NET 2003

Visual Studio .NET 2003
Version of Visual Studio
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Support end2013-10-08
Visual Studio .NET 2002
Replaced by
Visual Studio 2005

Visual Studio .NET 2003 (codenamed Everett) is the fourth major version of Visual Studio, released on 24 April 2003 alongside .NET Framework 1.1. It includes native development facilities for .NET Compact Framework applications, enhancements to all languages and the inclusion of Visual J# .NET. It is the last version to work on Windows NT 4.0 SP6a, Windows 2000 versions below SP3 and Windows XP before SP2.

Changes[edit | edit source]

.NET Framework[edit | edit source]

This release introduces support for IPv6 addresses in the System.Net namespace.

.NET Compact Framework[edit | edit source]

This release introduces .NET Compact Framework application development, which makes it easier to write applications for Pocket PC devices.

Web references[edit | edit source]

This release provides links to available web services both locally and on the Internet.

Languages[edit | edit source]

Visual Basic .NET[edit | edit source]

This release autocompletes Try statements and interface implementation.

Visual J# .NET[edit | edit source]

This release introduces a managed version of Java, which supports most Visual J++ 6 features and Microsoft extensions.

Visual C++ .NET[edit | edit source]

This release allows Visual C++ programmers to take advantage of the Windows Forms engine, whilst making it more ANSI-conformant and offering changes to the compiler, such as:

  • Inclusion of delegates on a method of a value type
  • The /arch option, which lets program take advantage of SSE and SSE2 instructions
  • The /G7 option, which tells the compiler to optimize code generation
  • Enhancements to the /GS option to help protect local variables from buffer overruns
  • The /Zm option which now specifies the precompiled header memory allocation limit
  • The removal of the /noBool option
  • The deprecation of the /Gf option, which would be removed in Visual C++ 2005

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Final Beta[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Service Pack 1[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]