Suppose the following situation: development process has switched from VS2003 to VS2005. The software product still has to be backward compatible and be able to run under .NET 1.1 environment.
Possible solution is - MSBEE project. As described on gotdotnet.com:
"Since the release of MSBuild in .NET Framework 2.0, a very frequent customer request has been to provide a means for MSBuild to build .NET 1.1 applications. This demand stems from users who want to use Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0 but need to continue servicing customers who use .NET 1.1."
Download - here. I wonder if anyone used MSBEE and has an opinion ?
re: MSBEE - build applications in Visual
Yes, I use it for my project. It works just fine, the only caveat is that it only works from the command line. You cannot build for 1.1 inside Visual Studio. The form designers, etc, all still emit 2.0 code of course.
So on a very large project, the 2.0->1.1 breaks might get out of hand and I might not recommend it. But since the app I'm working on only has four other developers right now, it's quite manageable. If you do use it, I'd recommend setting up a continuous, automated build to catch any problems early.
re: MSBEE - build applications in Visual Studio 2005 that target .NET 1.1
It is ok for me that it runs from the command line, since I can include it into the setup I guess.
I need it specifically for one windows client application to be able to run on .NET 1.1. There are also web apps in the solution but it is ok for them to run on .NET 2.0 only.
I want to know if there are some known issues with the tool.