errolian

I see that the first Service Pack for all the Visual Studio editions has been released. As users of GSE/C# Express, should we be installing SP1

I'm guessing Yes, but not seen anything in these forums about it so far.


Re: XNA Game Studio Express C# Express SP1 - Need to install?

ricodued

I've installed it and I haven't had any issues so far when coding 360 projects. I'm not sure how (if at all) it affects Windows development, but I'm going to guess there's no change. By the description, it's just bug fixes and stability improvements (just to the IDE as far as I know, or else there'd be an update for .NET too), nothing should be breaking your XNA install.




Re: XNA Game Studio Express C# Express SP1 - Need to install?

Jim Perry

I haven't looked at it. What's the SP cover




Re: XNA Game Studio Express C# Express SP1 - Need to install?

errolian

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/vs2005sp1/default.aspx

Visual Studio 2005 represents one of the most significant developer tools releases since the introduction of Visual Studio nearly a decade ago. It offers all types of developers a wider spectrum of development possibilities and a greatly advanced design experience. By expanding the Visual Studio product line to include the Visual Studio Team System and the Visual Studio Express Editions, Visual Studio 2005 delivers a compelling toolset for everyone, from hobbyists to enterprise developer teams.

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 continues Microsoft¡¯s investment in market leading development tools. Service Pack 1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customers and partner feedback, as well as internal testing. The issues addressed range in severity from places where the syntax coloring was incorrect to customer reported crashes in various scenarios. In some areas, more than 50% of the bugs addressed were reported by customers through the MSDN Product Feedback Center and Microsoft Connect. Overall, Service Pack 1 offers customers improvements in responsiveness, stability and performance for Visual Studio 2005.

Through further advancement and feedback, Service Pack 1 also provides over 70 improvements for common development scenarios including:

  • New processor support (e.g., Core Duo) for code generation and profiling
  • Performance and scale improvements in Team Foundation Server
  • Team Foundation Server integration with Excel 2007 and Project 2007
  • Tool support for occasionally connected devices and SQL Server Compact Edition
  • Additional support for project file based Web applications
  • Windows Embedded 6.0 platform and tools support





Re: XNA Game Studio Express C# Express SP1 - Need to install?

Stephen Styrchak - MSFT

errolian wrote:
I see that the first Service Pack for all the Visual Studio editions has been released. As users of GSE/C# Express, should we be installing SP1

Yes. Several bugs that directly affect XNA GSE are fixed in VS 2005 SP1. Plus, SP1 fixes many issues that make VS 2005 incompatible with Vista (XNA GSE is still not supported on Vista, but SP1 is a big step in the right direction).

--Stephen





Re: XNA Game Studio Express C# Express SP1 - Need to install?

errolian

Thanks for the reply.