We anticipate that Microsoft will release the next version of its Visual Studio .NET development product in the first half of 2005.

Visual Studio Whidbey will introduce new features that improve the overall usability and effectiveness of Visual Studio .NET, as well as a new .NET application life cycle initiative.

TX Text Control will be fully compatible to the final version of Visual Studio Whidbey. It is company policy not to support alpha or beta versions of Microsoft development tools.

From microsoft.com:

The release of Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 will make strides in all dimensions of application development. First, Visual Studio 2005 will set a new bar for developer productivity by tailoring the software development experience to the needs of the individual developer. This "personalized productivity" will deliver features across the development environment and .NET Framework class libraries to help developers overcome their most pressing challenges in minimal time. Second, Visual Studio 2005 will enable developers to apply existing skills across a broader range of application development scenarios through improved integration with the Microsoft Office System and SQL Server 2005. Finally, Visual Studio 2005 will deliver a new set of tools and functionality that will help satisfy the application development needs of today's large-scale enterprises.