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Old 10-11-2005, 10:21 AM
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Default Free Microsoft Visual Studio Express

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Old 10-11-2005, 11:50 AM
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sorry to be a techno phobe but what is it/what does it do? thank you!
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Old 10-11-2005, 12:13 PM
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Probably the best post in a long time I have seen. Nice one hubris!
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Old 10-11-2005, 3:01 PM
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@shanti
If you don't know what it does you won't need it
Its for writing Windows programs etc - great news because I've never been able to afford Visual Studio!

If you want the CD images go here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/ex...pport/install/

else you have a small setup program to download, which will then download it all but only temporarily.
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Old 16-11-2005, 1:14 PM
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Thanks very much, I've passed this on to my coding friends! Very useful if you're doing a university degree in computing and can't afford the full versions of the software..

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Old 16-11-2005, 2:32 PM
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good find!!
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Old 16-11-2005, 5:04 PM
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Does anybody know how to download this? all steps please.
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Old 16-11-2005, 5:25 PM
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I just got c++. IM downloading visual basics l8r
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Old 16-11-2005, 9:09 PM
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I have to report that the new versions of VB and VC# are excellent. So too are the new bits that Microsoft have added into ASP2.net.

Additionally, SQL2005 is much faster processing data than previous versions.

Deepee - have you tried clicking on the links below where it says "You can download Visual Studio Express from the links below:"
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Old 17-11-2005, 12:00 PM
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It says on following on MSDN,
are they all variants of Visual Express,
if so what is the difference between them,
what are the system requirements for each,
Can you download more than one,
are they all free?


You can download Visual Studio Express from the links below:

Visual Web Developer 2005 Express
Visual Basic 2005 Express
Visual C# 2005 Express
Visual C++ 2005 Express
Visual J# 2005 Express
SQL Server Express
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Old 17-11-2005, 12:29 PM
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Cheers hubris. VB 2005 here we go! (Just gotta try and learn C++ someday )
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Thanks for this, wow......
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Nice find, nice post. Thanks so much

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Just a side note, if you're at University and cannot afford software then suggest to your CS department to join Microsofts Academic Alliance. (MSDNAA).

My university is part of it, we get alot of free software, VS2003, 2005, 2005beta, 5 versions of XP, Server 2000, server 2004, one note, NT, NT 4.0, Windows 98se, 98, SQL server, etc, etc, etc.
Tens of thousands of pounds worth really.

Mind you, it does mean selling your soul to MS (
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyhigh
Just a side note, if you're at University and cannot afford software then suggest to your CS department to join Microsofts Academic Alliance. (MSDNAA).

My university is part of it, we get alot of free software, VS2003, 2005, 2005beta, 5 versions of XP, Server 2000, server 2004, one note, NT, NT 4.0, Windows 98se, 98, SQL server, etc, etc, etc.
Tens of thousands of pounds worth really.

Mind you, it does mean selling your soul to MS (
Or you can just buy the academic version of the software which is about 10% of the cost of the full retail price. I bought the academic version of VS 2003 (which is a superset of VS Pro) for about 70. I was allowed to as I'm a scool governor and was using it for the school's website.
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Old 24-03-2006, 6:35 PM
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One hefty download (not far off 500mb) but its not often you get something for free from microsoft without there being a catch!

I lossed my copy of Visual Baisc from when I was at school, so just downloading this now.

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Old 25-03-2006, 4:20 PM
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Ok, I have just download and installed this (No wonder its 450mb its bundled with MSDN Library and some Microsoft Server thing) and everything I have opened so far which was created in Visual Basic 6 will not upgrade - It just gives loads of errors? Any ideas?

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Old 25-03-2006, 4:30 PM
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Can you compile with Visual Basic Express?
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Yeah you can compile with Express, but 99% of the stuff from visual basic 6 "updates" with errors, and then cant be compiled.
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Old 26-03-2006, 7:19 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyhigh
Just a side note, if you're at University and cannot afford software then suggest to your CS department to join Microsofts Academic Alliance. (MSDNAA).

My university is part of it, we get alot of free software, VS2003, 2005, 2005beta, 5 versions of XP, Server 2000, server 2004, one note, NT, NT 4.0, Windows 98se, 98, SQL server, etc, etc, etc.
Tens of thousands of pounds worth really.

Mind you, it does mean selling your soul to MS (
If there are any students here who want to get your CS department to sign up, pm me and I'll help to badger them too! I'm a Microsoft Student Partner so can put them directly in touch with the person responsible at MS! Hope that helps someone!!

Oh, and if you want some fun things to do with the Visual Studio Express products, have a look at :

http://msdn.microsoft.com/coding4fun

There's a few little suggestions on there

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