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    out of curiosity...

    Is there any version of visual basic thats free? At school, I feel like i'm the only one who doesn't know visual basic, even though it has nothing to do with the course or anything really, i just wanted to learn it and play around with it just to have the knowledge...so I was wondering, thanks in advance

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    Here ya go, it's a Microsoft Express Edition. It's free for one year I believe, which should be good for your purposes, also it's probably better then what you use at school. You are probably using VB6.....that outdated piece of crap..wait...VB is a piece of crap. Anyway, here is the link, just don't ask about VB around a C++ forum. LOL! http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vb/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentral
    You are probably using VB6.....that outdated piece of crap..wait...VB is a piece of crap. Anyway, here is the link, just don't ask about VB around a C++ forum. LOL! http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vb/
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    nah we're not even doing VB, it just so happens i've heard people refer to it, and i never played with it so i wanted to. THANKS ALOT

    PS thats why i went to gen discussions for this

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    The .NET compiler is also free, it's only the visual studio IDE that you pay for. Just download the .NET SDK. The compiler is vbc.exe.
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    The Express Editions have a number of languages, such as C#,C++, J#, VB, and Visual Web Developer. They are pretty good for the hobbyist, or just someone who wants to learn about a language, as a sort of "trial". Too bad they are only free for a year. Too bad Microsoft makes too much money, also. Anyway, have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentral
    The Express Editions have a number of languages, such as C#,C++, J#, VB, and Visual Web Developer. They are pretty good for the hobbyist, or just someone who wants to learn about a language, as a sort of "trial". Too bad they are only free for a year. Too bad Microsoft makes too much money, also. Anyway, have fun!

    Note, that I am not an "elitist" or "1337". LOL! People are funny.
    Clarification: The Express editions are free forever, but only free to download for 1 year.
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    I just ran the setup program through wine and got this message:
    This product cannot be installed on Microsoft Windows ME, Windows NT 4.0, or earlier. You must upgrade your operating system to Windows 2000 or later before installing this product.
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    Yes, express editions are not crippleware in that they cease to function after a set time period. They are free forever once you have them, but are only available for download for 1 year, which I suspect will change as well.

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