Visual Studio 2008 is focused on development of Windows Vista, 2007 Office system, and Web applications.
- new language feature,
- new versions of C#
- Visual Basic languages,
- a Windows Presentation Foundation visual designer,
- improvements to the .NET Framework.
- new HTML/CSS editor influenced by Microsoft Expression Web.
- J# is not included. Visual Studio 2008 requires
- .NET Framework 3.5 and by default configures compiled assemblies to run on .NET Framework 3.5;
- but it also supports multi-targeting which lets the developers choose which version of the .NET Framework (out of 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, Silverlight CoreCLR or .NET Compact Framework) the assembly runs on.
- new code analysis tools, including the new Code Metrics tool.
Limit: 90 day trial