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Visual J# 3.0 Requirement for MCMS 2002?

July 9, 2007

One of our CMS web managers worked to install the CMS Site Manager on a new employee’s computer today, and got a really odd message.

Say what?  3.0?  Last I checked (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vjsharp/bb188598.aspx), the highest was still 2.0.  So, after working with the user and trying both 1.1 and 2.0 (just for grins), no go.

After searching through the web, I came across this old MSDN forums post:

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1182594&SiteID=1

It appears the 3.0 is just a detect of the current .NET version you have installed.  Unfortunately, since 3.0 doesn’t have a J# version, it requires removing 3.0, installing MCMS Site Manager, then reinstalling 3.0.

Ugh.  Not a smooth move, Mr. Microsoft.

Categories: c#, MCMS 2002, Microsoft
  1. Tim
    July 11, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    I realize that this comment doesn’t directly relate to your post at all, but figured I’d put it here anyway. As a programmer that, put simply, has knowledge of the basics (i.e. C, C++, Java, HTML), are there any books/websites you would recommend for learning and doing research on other programming languages?

    I’m attempting to expand my knowledge of programming and become more versatile in my abilities and capabilities; basically I need to know a place to start/continue learning and thought you’d have a good idea or two.

    Thanks!

  2. July 11, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    @Tim-

    Personally, I’m a tactile learner… when I want to learn something, I download it (most everything is free now days–from either Express versions of .NET to open-source platforms like BOO and SharpDevelop) and start playing.

    If you’re a book learner and enjoy the abstract, hit up the Amazon.com Listmania’s and do some searching for programmers and see what books they recommend (then compare prices with half.com–saving money is good). A word of caution though (or mostly my personal opinion), be careful what books you “purchase” as most information today is available online and it’s hard to justify the heavty price of books with them only having a year (or less) life time.

    Another good place is user groups. People who prefer face-to-face interaction claim that user groups are the best source to learn because it allows reiteration of concept through conversation–rather than textbook or “wading through” it by hand.

    If you have a “concept”… such as “I want to learn more about DSLs (domain-specific languages)” or “… more about design patterns”: Google is the answer. Just type in what you’re looking for in the most abstract sense and see what it returns–you’ll normally find dozens of resources–both in print and online available to you.

    The last would be usenet and blogs–even if you don’t understand everything that’s being discussed, immersing yourself in a concept, such as agile principles by reading discussions (and participating if you wish) can help you think through the concepts you are learning about using the other mediums mentioned above.

    The hardest part is picking out what is worthwhile and what isn’t–there’s simply so much information available now days that it can be overwhelming, so make sure your “learning scope” is broad enough to meet your needs, but narrow enough so that you don’t overwhelm yourself. As I stated in a blog post a few days ago, sitting down and saying “I want to learn programming…” won’t lead you to an answer as easily as “I want to learn the advantages and disadvantages of domain-specific languages in development.”.

    Good luck and remember, the most important step is already taken–your desire to expand your knowledge!

  3. Alastair Hole
    February 7, 2008 at 7:03 am

    A quick work around is to rename the .NET 3.0 registry key:

    http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1182594&SiteID=1

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