I have had about 5 people ask me about Visual Studio .NET 2003/2005 and Windows Vista, so I thought I would just post it up.
The core links to refer to are:
Some key points to take note:
1. Some changes in Vista will impact Visual Studio and thus we're unable to support Visual Studio .NET 2002 or Visual Studio .NET 2003 on Windows Vista. Its about time to upgrade anyways. Check out the Web Application Projects if you hate the way 2005 does its default project structure.
2. Your existing .NET Framework 1.1 and 2.0 based applications will continue to work on Windows Vista, and will be able to take advantage of many of the new features available to Windows Vista applications.
3. For developers using Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista, Microsoft is
in current development on an update to Service Pack 1 called the
‘Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Vista Refresh Beta’. This update builds on the
improvements made in SP1 and delivers a first class experience for
developers wanting to take advantages of the new features in Windows
Vista. The Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Update for Windows Vista is expected
to ship after the consumer availability of Windows Vista in Q1 of 2007
and is now available in beta. [DOWNLOAD: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista Beta]