Hi,I have been gifted 2 books by a couple of friends of mine on my b'day on VB.net. However,the Visual Basic.net pro. edition CD costs Rs.8000(I'm Indian). That is a lot of money for me and when I approached MS for a concession,they hung up on me.Please direct me to a free/cheaper IDE.
First, you should ask this question in the general forum 'cos this is completely O/T. However I'll help you.
Go to www.developerspad.com and get it. It's still in beta but it's good for what it is: A text editor with syntax hightlighting(sp?) for many languages. Untill you get a Visual Studio.NET it'll be more than enough. You'll have to get a compiler somewhere else (or whatever you use to be able to run VB apps).
You get the compiler directly from www.microsoft.com. They give their .NET compilers for free in the ".NET Framework SDK." Use them with that other IDE. They are command-line, you will need to learn to use them. All the documentation is in MSDN. Have fun!