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Lurker
07-28-2003, 12:17 AM
I wanna start working with VB, but I dont have $1000 to buy microsoft's compiler for it. Is there a free (command line is perfect) downloadable Visual Basic Compiler? Thanks all :D !

TechWins
07-28-2003, 12:29 AM
http://www.thefreecountry.com/compilers/basic.shtml

FloatingPoint
07-28-2003, 10:19 AM
OFF TOPIC but your sig is nice :D

ERROR: Keyboard not detected, press ENTER to continue

or maybe press F1 :p

Govtcheez
07-28-2003, 10:27 AM
> I wanna start working with VB, but I dont have $1000 to buy microsoft's compiler for it.

You shouldn't have to pay that much for it. VB by itself is way cheaper than that.

And a warning to future posters in this thread. Anyone advising warez will be banned without notice. I'm sick of that crap popping up in every thread like this.

Lurker
07-28-2003, 10:29 AM
THANK YOU Govtcheese. I hate kazza too, and hope everyone that uses it is punished!

Govtcheez
07-28-2003, 10:30 AM
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=50189903&pfp=BROWSE

They're selling VB.NET standard for just a little over $100.

Lurker
07-28-2003, 05:13 PM
Unfortunately, its also sold out :( .

Govtcheez
07-28-2003, 05:17 PM
I see that. I kinda meant it as a price guide. Try pricewatch.com

stumon
07-28-2003, 06:57 PM
If you just want to mess around. No need to buy, if your computer has MS Office, just open up Word or Outlook and go to "Tools" then "Macro" and then "Visual Basic Editor" and mess around all you like.

--edit--
You just cant compile to .exe file. You can run it and have it do anything though :p

--edit #2--
Here, 104.99 for VB.Net http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?sku=M17-5630

confuted
07-28-2003, 07:05 PM
yeah, what's the meaning of bloating MS Office with Visual Basic? I don't get it, and I can't believe that many people actually use it to add extra functionality to Word. I'm sure Microsoft, in it's infinite wisdom, has a good reason for adding another useless feature and bloating the size of the program, but I sure don't see it :rolleyes:

stumon
07-28-2003, 07:08 PM
You can create small executables that will run when you click a hyperlink. Its cool. I made a presentation that explained how to get some calculations and inserted a program to do those calculations to see the results.

novacain
07-28-2003, 08:38 PM
>>what's the meaning of bloating MS Office with Visual Basic?

Access uses a form of VB.

Terror
07-29-2003, 01:09 AM
Just get the learning edition of VB. Shouldn't run you more than $30. You cant make .exe's though, but everything else is there. <Mod edit.>