SQL 2008 + VS 2008 = dll hell

Posted Fri, Aug 8 2008 15:37 by bill

If you have Visual Studio 2008 installed, you can’t install all of the SQL 2008 bits because of shared components for Visual Studio 2008.  SQL 2008 wants to use Visual Studio 2008 SP1 components and that might/will break your Visual Studio 2008 setup.  Good news is SP1 for Visual Studio is said to be available on MSND subscriber downloads after August 11th.

This COM based dll hell though surely has wider implications.  What of those who developed for Visual Studio Extensibility and have their own Visual Studio shell  ?  Oh the joys of shared COM components. ;)  Memories ……

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