bugmenotdammit

What I NOT mean is portable in view of operating systems. I don`t mean to be able to start the application on windows and other operating systems such as linux.

With a portable app I mean something like the guys from portableapps.com are doing. It can run from usb device (usb stick or usb harddrive), it`s designed if you travel from pc to pc and it`s not your own pc and / or you have no admin account.

- I wish to use to be able to run a programm written in C# .net to be able to run without installing the .net framework. However how big the application would be, if .net would be "compiled inside" the application.

- Aswell too I wish to be able to use visual studio from a usb device as well too. This means I wish a "portable" version, without installation and maybe without registry entry's aswell too.

Many, many people are using .net applications and/or visual studio. This is a popular request...

So why there is no portable version Is this not being developed yet Will there be ever a portable version If not, why


Re: Visual C# General suggestion: portable .net / portable visual studio?

Friendly Dog

Look into a couple of years from now, Vista will be everywhere - just see how long did it take windows XP to dominate.

In other words, this kind of portability will be soon be possible without additional headache - many of the machines WILL have .Net on them! If you go to computer store now you will notice many vendors only sells machines with Vista now....






Re: Visual C# General suggestion: portable .net / portable visual studio?

Eitan Mich

And what about the portable ide Would be still fine to have your projects and settings all on usb.




Re: Visual C# General suggestion: portable .net / portable visual studio?

Friendly Dog

Did you mean IDE or idea For projects yeah of course, it's possible to have .net applications run from an USB drive.




Re: Visual C# General suggestion: portable .net / portable visual studio?

Eitan Mich

I mean visual studio from usb with all projects and settings would be that nice (it shlouldn`t touch the local installed things).



Re: Visual C# General suggestion: portable .net / portable visual studio?

Friendly Dog

The project files and the settings ARE under an isolated folder, so there's no problem to copy them around (given you have referenced projects available).

Portable IDE I'm not from Microsoft but I can tell you with 90% confidence that there won't be one. I can't think of any business reason to justify the effort to make such an IDE.






Re: Visual C# General suggestion: portable .net / portable visual studio?

bugmenotdammit

Business reason Maybe because this is a new market and people asking for it Otherwise free software projects like sharpdevelop will grow up, at least this would be a business reason, I can`t imagine that ms would like that. Smile