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I am looking at buying VB.net standard edition (109 US$), does anyone have any information of the controls that are included, would it have 'at least' the same control as VB5 Enterprise edition.
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Nov 22 '05 #1
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Hi Roger,

It will take a half year at least however there is comming VB2005.

You cannot compare the controls from VB5 with VBNet they are almost all
diferent, ergo VB classic is very different from VBNet although the used
syntax is very much a lookalike, VBNet is very much based on OOP
programming.

Maybe you can try the VB2005 Expres Beta. It is a Beta, however for trying
to get an idea (I do not know it myself), it can maybe be a nice start.

It is (are) a beta, and although there are not much problems told yet in
this dotNet newsgroups, keep in mind that it are Beta's not allowed for
production and can give unpredictable results in every way as well. (There
is no guarantee at all).

Visual Basic 2005 Express:
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...d1/vbsetup.exe

..NET Framework 2.0 Beta:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

SQL Server 2005 Beta 1:
http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...71/SQLEXPR.EXE

I hope this helps a little bit?

Cor
I am looking at buying VB.net standard edition (109 US$), does anyone have any information of the controls that are included, would it have 'at least'
the same control as VB5 Enterprise edition. Thanks,

Nov 22 '05 #2

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why don't u wait for newer version 2005.
regards,

Roger wrote:
I am looking at buying VB.net standard edition (109 US$), does anyone have any information of the controls that are included, would it have 'at least' the same control as VB5 Enterprise edition.
Thanks,


Nov 22 '05 #3

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Thanks to all for the info (especialy you, John),
I do a bit of VB as a hobby but it also helps me with my job a lot, I write programs that parse text files, sorting filtering etc. I also used the Comm control in VB5 for communicating with a machine via serial port. I changed company so I don't have a license for VB5 now. My new company has offered to buy me VB, that is why I am looking into VB.net, they told me they would buy VB.net. How difficult is it to deploy the finished apps - my new company has asked me to deploy the apps to other people so the programs would need to be easy for others to install. One of my old programs used three form and seven text files - the setup kit to deploy the program in VB5 generated 21 files - could I do something like that. Another posibility is going to Visual Studio.net - would that be a big advantage - I would only use the VB and deployment part of it.

Hope you can be more help, Thanks, Roger
"John Muse" wrote:
VB.Net is fully featured except for two very important features; Crystal Reports is NOT included, and there are NO deployment tools. You can purchase C.R. seperately (expensive), and you can deploy in singular ways by simply copying or sending the .exe file. How professional to you want to be? So it depends what you plan to do with it that gives it it's value.
John

"Roger" wrote:
I am looking at buying VB.net standard edition (109 US$), does anyone have any information of the controls that are included, would it have 'at least' the same control as VB5 Enterprise edition.
Thanks,

Nov 22 '05 #4

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Hi John, Another point to consider is that I will not be seeling the programs, just sending them out to help my colleagues so I could write a simple installation procedure for them - would that work.
Thanks Roger.

"John Muse" wrote:
VB.Net is fully featured except for two very important features; Crystal Reports is NOT included, and there are NO deployment tools. You can purchase C.R. seperately (expensive), and you can deploy in singular ways by simply copying or sending the .exe file. How professional to you want to be? So it depends what you plan to do with it that gives it it's value.
John

"Roger" wrote:
I am looking at buying VB.net standard edition (109 US$), does anyone have any information of the controls that are included, would it have 'at least' the same control as VB5 Enterprise edition.
Thanks,

Nov 22 '05 #5

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Hi again John, thanks once more for the info, I have a last question on this subject - am I able to still buy VB5 or VB6, I have searched the internet but not really found much info on this so I am thinking I cannot still buy old versions. Do you know what Microsofts policy is on old licenses.
Best regards,
Roger.

"John Muse" wrote:
Hi again Roger, it gets back to the reports, if you need or plan to eventually incorporate reports spend the money for the studio version that includes Crystal Reports, which are very powerful. If you don't see reports in your future you can use the Standard Edition and just email the .exe file as a deployment method, nothing else would be needed except that they download (free) the Net Framework. Personally, without reports I wouldn't have much.
Good luck, John

"Roger" wrote:
Hi John, Another point to consider is that I will not be seeling the programs, just sending them out to help my colleagues so I could write a simple installation procedure for them - would that work.
Thanks Roger.

"John Muse" wrote:
VB.Net is fully featured except for two very important features; Crystal Reports is NOT included, and there are NO deployment tools. You can purchase C.R. seperately (expensive), and you can deploy in singular ways by simply copying or sending the .exe file. How professional to you want to be? So it depends what you plan to do with it that gives it it's value.
John

"Roger" wrote:

> I am looking at buying VB.net standard edition (109 US$), does anyone have any information of the controls that are included, would it have 'at least' the same control as VB5 Enterprise edition.
> Thanks,

Nov 22 '05 #6

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