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From: Alexey Pakhunov (alexeypa_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-11-16 13:57:23

Reece Dunn wrote:
> VC8 Express (and VC7.1 Toolkit) place where they are installed to in a
> different location to the Standard, Pro and Team System versions. Therefore,
> they need to look in different places in te registry.

Both VC++ 7.1 Toolkit and VC++ Express 2005 do not include Platform SDK
headers and libraries. VC++ 7.1 Toolkit is installed in a different
location. On the other hand VC++ Express 2005 is installed in the same
location other variants of VS 2005. However it stores its settings in
completely different registry key.

I would say it makes a clear difference between toolkit/express version
and full variants.

> However, I don't see why:
> using msvc : 8.0 ;
> would not try the standard VC8 install first and if that fails, try the
> express version (same for 7.1toolkit). This would simplify the list of
> supported versions, however you might wan't both standard and express/toolkit
> versions installed on the same machine and invoke each.

This is another reason but the main thing is that toolkit/express are
significantly more limited than the full ones.

Best regards/Venlig hilsen,
   Alexey Pakhunov.

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