Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta release notes and a list of fixed issues

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta release notes and a list of fixed issues

Article ID : 945140
Last Review : April 29, 2008
Revision : 1.2
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Beta Information

This article discusses a beta release of a Microsoft product. The information in this article is provided as-is and is subject to change without notice.

No formal product support is available from Microsoft for this beta product. For information about how to obtain support for a beta release, see the documentation that is included with the beta product files, or check the Web location where you downloaded the release.

Microsoft Silverlight users

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta will not be installed if you have the Microsoft Silverlight Tools Beta 1 already installed on the computer. If you want to apply Visual Studio 2008 SP1 to the release version of Visual Studio 2008, you must first uninstall Silverlight Tools Beta 1.

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SUMMARY

This article lists known issues with the setup and the removal of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta. Additionally, this article discusses the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta features.

The release notes for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta for Express editions are included in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article:

952283 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=952283/) Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions Service Pack 1 Beta release notes and a list of fixed issues

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MORE INFORMATION

Products to which Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta applies

• The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
• The Microsoft Windows SDK
• Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
• Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
• Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition for Database Professionals
• Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition for Software Architects
• Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition for Software Developers
• Visual Studio 2008 Team Edition for Software Testers
• Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite

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How to obtain Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta

To obtain Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=117351 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=117351)

This package installs the service pack for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard, Professional, and Team Editions.

For more information about the download location for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Express Editions, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

952283 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=952283/) Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions Service Pack 1 Beta release notes and a list of fixed issues

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Lists of changed features and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta

For more information about the changed features and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta, visit the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:

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949258 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=949258/) List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for the Visual Studio Tools for Office System 3.0 Runtime
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951845 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=951845/) List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for team editions
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950263 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=950263/) List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Visual C#
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950264 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=950264/) List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Visual Basic
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950261 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=950261/) List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Visual Web Developer 2008
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951847 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=951847/) List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for .NET Framework 3.5
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951846 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=951846/) List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Data Projects
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950262 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=950262/) List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Visual C++
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950265 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=950265/) List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Windows Presentation Foundation Designer

For more information about the changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Windows SDK, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

951844 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=951844/) List of changes and fixed issues for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Windows SDK

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This service pack adds the following new features:

• SQL Server 2008 Community Technology Preview (CTP) support is added to Visual Studio 2008.
• The following Visual Basic PowerPack controls have been added:

• Line
• Shape
• Data Repeater
• In Visual Basic, the Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Service renaming process is improved.
• Document level features are included for application level add-ins in Visual Studio Tools for Office.
• Design-time support has been added in the ClickOnce application for file name extensions and Start menu customization.
• You can send mail from work items in Team Foundation Server.
• Version control usability improvements and Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS) converter improvements have been made in Team Foundation Server.
• Improved Team System Web access integration with notifications has been added in Team Foundation Server.
• In Visual Studio Team Edition for Developers, support has improved for Internet Information Services (IIS) 7 in the Visual Studio Performance Tools (Profiler).
• In Visual Studio Team Edition for Developers, 64-bit mixed mode (native/managed) instrumentation support has been added in the Profiler.
• In Visual C++, the Libraries support for Technical Report 1 (TR1) is added.
• In Visual C++, the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) is improved to support the appearance and behavior of Microsoft Office.
• In Visual Web Developer, SQL Server 2008 support for Web projects is added.
• In Visual Web Developer, JavaScript formatting support is added.
• In Visual Web Developer, the WCF Service renaming process is improved.
• Debugging changes improve support for inspecting the results of in-memory Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) queries.
• A new Visual C# feature is added to provide a richer set of error information about code.
• Visual Studio Industry Partners (VSIP) partners are enabled to install one copy of files for a package that can be used by multiple isolated applications.
• In Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Designer, snaplines are now implemented for margins. This behavior enables the designer to control a fixed distance from other controls, container edges, or gridlines.
• Visual Studio Tools for Office System (VSTO) is improved to support add-in error logging.
• XSD Schema Explorer is improved.
• The Step Into Specific debugging feature and the Step Filtering debugging feature for managed properties and managed operators are changed.
• The debugger now can cancel symbol and source downloading from Microsoft Public Symbol Servers.
• Streamlined support for Reference Source is added to the debugger.
• The ADO.NET Entity Designer is added to ease data access.
• You can now add “Local Database Cache” to device projects.
• ASP.NET Dynamic Data templates and toolbox controls are added.
• IIS 7.0 Managed Module and Handler templates are added.
• Support for starting the WCF Test client debug of a WCF Service file (.svc) by pressing F5 is added.

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Supported languages and operating systems

Supported languages

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta provides updates for the following versions of Visual Studio 2008:

• English (United States)
• Japanese

Supported operating systems

• Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
• Windows Server 2003 SP1 or a later version of Windows Server 2003

Note If you must have support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Community Technology Preview (CTP), you must have Windows Server 2003 SP2 installed.

• Windows Vista
• Windows Server 2008

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Installation requirements

• A licensed copy of one of the supported Visual Studio 2008 products must be installed on the destination computer.
• Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1 or a later version of Windows Installer must be installed on the destination computer. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa372866.aspx (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Aa372866.aspx)
• We recommend 512 MB or more RAM.

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Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta support

Formal support is available through Microsoft Connect. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://connect.microsoft.com/ (http://connect.microsoft.com/)

Informal community support is available through the MSDN forums. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/default.aspx?ForumGroupID=6&SiteID=1 (http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/default.aspx?ForumGroupID=6&SiteID=1)

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Administrator deployment of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta

The Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta is a conditional download manager and update installer. Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta detects and installs only relevant updates applicable to the computer on which it is running. For administrator deployment, create a full package layout on the server computer. To create a full package layout of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta, follow these steps:

1. Download the VS90sp1_KB945140.exe file to a temporary folder on an computer that connects to the Internet. For example, save the file in the C: VS90SP1 folder.
2. Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.

Note In Windows Vista, if you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

3. Type the following command to download all Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta packages:

VS90sp1-KB945140-ENU.exe /createlayout FullTargetFolderPath /passive

Note FullTargetFolderPath represents the target folder for the package layout. For example, type the following command:

VS90sp1-KB945140-ENU.exe /createlayout c: VS90SP1 Layout /passive

When you follow these steps, you download the complete Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta packages, you store the packages in the folder that you specify, and you do not install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta. These packages include the SP1 Beta Setup program (SPInstaller.exe).

Then, to deploy the update to the client computers, follow these steps:

1. Copy the created Layout folder to a shared network location.
2. Run SPInstaller.exe from the client computers by using the following command:

FullNetworkPathSPInstaller.exe /q /log %temp% VS90SP1.htm /promptrestart

For example, you type the following command:

Server VS90SP1 Layout SPInstaller.exe /q /log %temp% VS90SP1.htm /promptrestart

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Installation issues for all platforms

Service pack installation takes longer than the original product installation

Installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta takes longer than when you install Visual Studio 2008. The Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta installation resembles a product installation. However, the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta installation involves more installation tasks. Installation time depends on which product is installed and the computer configuration.

Installation requires significant disk space

You may have to have disk space that is equal to the disk space that the original product installation used when you install a service pack. If you have more than one Visual Studio product installed, you must have disk space for each service pack installation. You can find an estimate of the required disk space on the download page for the service pack.

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta is language specific

If you have more than one language instance of Visual Studio 2008 on a computer, you must install a separate service pack for each language.

Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta will not install immediately after a Visual Studio compilation

You cannot install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta until the debugger service closes.

To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods:

• Finish compilations that are in progress, and wait for the debugger service to close. You may have to wait up to 10 minutes.
• Use Windows Task Manager to end all instances of the Mspdbsrv.exe service.

You receive a Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta error message during the setup process

During the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta setup process, the progress window reports an Install failed – rolling back error message. However, the progress window then reports success on a finish page.

This is a Beta release issue. This issue occurs because incorrect progress reporting for one of the setup packages. This issue does not represent the result of an operation. You can safely ignore this error message in the progress window. If the finish page reports success, all updates have been installed successfully.

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Removal issues for all platforms

Mixed-mode configurations

For multiple editions of Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft only supports configurations in which all editions are at the same service pack level. If a computer has multiple language versions of Visual Studio 2008, multiple editions of Visual Studio 2008, or both, all editions must be at the release level or at the SP1 level to be supported by Microsoft.

How to remove the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta

The Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta is a set of updates and upgrades that should be uninstalled individually. To uninstall the SP1 Beta updates, follow these steps:

1. Depending on the version of Windows, use one of the following methods.

If you are running a version of Windows that is earlier than Windows Vista, follow these steps:

a. In Control Panel, open the Add or Remove Programs item.
b. Click to select the Show updates check box.

If you are running Windows Vista, follow these steps:

a. In Control Panel, open the Programs and Features item.
b. Click to select the Show updates check box.
2. Uninstall the following updates if they are listed:

• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite – Service Pack 1 (KB945140)
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite – Service Pack 1 (KB948560)
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite – Service Pack 1 (KB947888)
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite – Service Pack 1 (KB948484)
• Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger – Service Pack 1 (KB945140)
• KB945140 under Visual Studio .NET Prerequisites
• Update for WebDesigner 2007 (KB945140)
• Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 KB946729
• Windows SDK for Visual Studio 2008 KB946733
• Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 Design Tools English
• Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP1 English
• Microsoft SQL Server Database Publishing Wizard
• Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime Service Pack 1 Language Pack (KB949258)
• Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime Service Pack 1 (KB949258)
• Visual C++ 2008 IA64 Runtime – (v9.0.304xx)
• Visual C++ 2008 x64 Runtime – (v9.0.304xx)
• Visual C++ 2008 x86 Runtime – (v9.0.304xx)

Restoring to the release version of Visual Studio 2008

After the complete removal of all Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta editions, you must repair the remaining Visual Studio 2008 release version to restore all the features that were replaced during the SP1 Beta update.

The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta will remain on the operating system after you uninstall Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta. We recommend that you do not remove this product from the operating system. The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Beta is backward compatible with earlier versions of Visual Studio. To restore Visual Studio 2008 to a supported release version state, follow these steps.

Note If any Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta Express editions were installed, uninstall them all by following the steps that are listed in the How to remove Visual Studio 2008 Express SP1 Beta section in the following Microsoft KB article:

952283 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=952283/) Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions Service Pack 1 Beta release notes and a list of fixed issues

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1. If Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta was applied to any non-Express editions of Visual Studio 2008, follow the steps in the How to remove the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta section.
2. Follow these steps:

a. In versions of Windows earlier than Windows Vista, follow these steps:

1. In Control Panel, open the Add or Remove Programs item.
2. Click each instance of Visual Studio 2008, and then click Change/Remove to start the Visual Studio Setup program in maintenance mode.

In Windows Vista, follow these steps:

1. In Control Panel, open the Programs and Features item.
2. Click each instance of Visual Studio 2008, and then click Uninstall/Change to start the Visual Studio Setup program in maintenance mode.
b. Select the Repair/Reinstall option on the maintenance mode window, and then let the Setup program repair the existing Visual Studio 2008 features.
3.
a. In versions of Windows earlier than Windows Vista, follow these steps:

1. In Control Panel, open the Add or Remove Programs item.
2. Click each instance of Visual Studio 2008, and then click Change/Remove to start the Visual Studio Setup program in maintenance mode.

In Windows Vista, follow these steps:

1. In Control Panel, open the Programs and Features item.
2. Click each instance of Visual Studio 2008, and then click Uninstall/Change to start the Visual Studio Setup program in maintenance mode.
b. Select the Add or Remove Features option on the maintenance mode window.
c. Click to clear and then click to select one of the feature check boxes in the feature tree of the product. Or, add or remove any feature components that you want to modify.
d. Click Update, and then wait for the Setup program to update the Visual Studio components that are installed on the computer.
4. Reinstall any desired Visual Studio 2008 Express edition.

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Known issues with the service pack

Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Developers

The Beta release will not update the remote debugger components or the stand-alone profiler unless Visual Studio 2008 is installed on the local computer. After you update Visual Studio 2008 to the SP1 Beta, you can manually copy the updated version of these components to computers that do not have Visual Studio 2008 installed.

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REFERENCES

For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=110456 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=110456)

For more information about Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta for Express Editions, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

952283 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=952283/) Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions Service Pack 1 Beta release notes and a list of fixed issues

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APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition
• Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite

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