Anonymous wrote: the resouce editor is really awful.
Resources are so '90's. Most (if not all) of our new apps now use XML based resources and generate the UI on the fly. Sure, it was a big hit to code that all up the first time, but it's working quite well now.
As for VS.NET - we are still on VS.NET 2002, and it's been a mixed bag. I think I do like the UI better, although it took a while. The compiler is mostly better. There are some annoying... how shall we say, issues, in the new MFC, but we hardly ever use MFC anymore these days. Unicode support is much better in VS.NET than in VC6. VC6 seemed to be more stable, though, as there are often little annoying things that come up from time to time that can drive me crazy.
"I'd be up a piece if I hadn't swallowed my bishop." Mr. Ed, playing chess
We have mixed sites with both frameworks and classic therefore I still manage and edit my files in VS6 because I can. On the other hand I use VS 7(2002) for desktop applications. VS7 is too napoleonic to use for web site development. I prefer to create my classes and code behind in a different folder and I don't er won't use the designer so it is a waste of my energy and money.
Nick Seng wrote: We're using Universe for both database and back-end processing.
But you know when the truth is told,
That you can get what you want or you can just get old,
Your're going to kick off before you even get halfway through.
When will you realise... Vienna waits for you? - "The Stranger," Billy Joel
Although I guess Notepad should be considered an MS environment... and a quite popular one at that.
Fortunately this was a multiple select poll, because for various reasons we also use VC .NET 2002, as well as VC 6 (although that's only for digging out legacy stuff anymore. I don't even think I have a machine with it installed any more...)
No single raindrop believes that it is responsible for the flood.