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Free Microsoft Visual Studio Express

edited 27 January 2016 at 11:26AM in Freebies (no spend required)
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edited 27 January 2016 at 11:26AM in Freebies (no spend required)

For all those budding web developers/programmers

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  • sorry to be a techno phobe but what is it/what does it do? thank you!
  • Probably the best post in a long time I have seen. Nice one hubris!
  • @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/express/support/install/

    else you have a small setup program to download, which will then download it all but only temporarily.
  • 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..

  • good find!!

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  • Does anybody know how to download this? all steps please.
  • I just got c++. IM downloading visual basics l8r
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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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  • 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
  • Cheers hubris. VB 2005 here we go! (Just gotta try and learn C++ someday ;))
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