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VB.Net Std Trial Version

JM
Is there a trial version available for download on the net anywhere? I see
on the MS web site that I can get a trial version of VStudio.Net but I am
really just interested in VB on it's own.

What I really want to know or check in a trial version is that VB.Net Std
has a similar capabilities to VB 6 Professional which I used to use as part
of Visual Studio 6. I never (hardly ever) used any of the extra stuff from
VStudio 6, but to get VB on it's own these day's seems to be just a Std
version, no Pro version as in the past.

Specically, I want to write an application which attaches to an Access DB.
Will Vb.net Std be sufficient? Any feedback appreciated.
Nov 21 '05 #1
3 1840
You can download the Beta1 version of VB2005 Express. As for the standard version of VB.NET (2002 or 2003), I have not seen a
trial version anywhere online. But, what usually happens with the Standard Versions is that they do not include Data Access
Designers (Wizards). You have to write code to build a database app. like Access. The Express version of VB2005 is supposed to
come out sometime later this year and if Beta1 is any indication, it will have a lot of nice features at a cheap price. Nothing
really announced as to price, but, Microsoft has said it will be much cheaper than buying Visual Studio 2005.
And there is always SharpDevelop IDE too. You can download the 1.1 Dotnet Framework and SDK and install those , then download
and install SharpDevelop ver. 1.03 and have a pretty nice IDE to work from. And the best part, is it's FREE! (well, within my
price range!)
james

"JM" <bl**@hithere.com> wrote in message news:41**********************@news.optusnet.com.au ...
Is there a trial version available for download on the net anywhere? I see
on the MS web site that I can get a trial version of VStudio.Net but I am
really just interested in VB on it's own.

What I really want to know or check in a trial version is that VB.Net Std
has a similar capabilities to VB 6 Professional which I used to use as part
of Visual Studio 6. I never (hardly ever) used any of the extra stuff from
VStudio 6, but to get VB on it's own these day's seems to be just a Std
version, no Pro version as in the past.

Specically, I want to write an application which attaches to an Access DB.
Will Vb.net Std be sufficient? Any feedback appreciated.

Nov 21 '05 #2
You can download the Beta1 version of VB2005 Express. As for the standard version of VB.NET (2002 or 2003), I have not seen a
trial version anywhere online. But, what usually happens with the Standard Versions is that they do not include Data Access
Designers (Wizards). You have to write code to build a database app. like Access. The Express version of VB2005 is supposed to
come out sometime later this year and if Beta1 is any indication, it will have a lot of nice features at a cheap price. Nothing
really announced as to price, but, Microsoft has said it will be much cheaper than buying Visual Studio 2005.
And there is always SharpDevelop IDE too. You can download the 1.1 Dotnet Framework and SDK and install those , then download
and install SharpDevelop ver. 1.03 and have a pretty nice IDE to work from. And the best part, is it's FREE! (well, within my
price range!)
james

"JM" <bl**@hithere.com> wrote in message news:41**********************@news.optusnet.com.au ...
Is there a trial version available for download on the net anywhere? I see
on the MS web site that I can get a trial version of VStudio.Net but I am
really just interested in VB on it's own.

What I really want to know or check in a trial version is that VB.Net Std
has a similar capabilities to VB 6 Professional which I used to use as part
of Visual Studio 6. I never (hardly ever) used any of the extra stuff from
VStudio 6, but to get VB on it's own these day's seems to be just a Std
version, no Pro version as in the past.

Specically, I want to write an application which attaches to an Access DB.
Will Vb.net Std be sufficient? Any feedback appreciated.

Nov 21 '05 #3
Check your local Barnes and Noble or Borders Bookstore
Several textbooks contain a trial of VB.net 2002 which is good for 60 days.
Others have unlimited use, but no ability to deploy, just to save.
....joisey
"james" <jjames700ReMoVeMe at earthlink dot net> wrote in message
news:Oz**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
You can download the Beta1 version of VB2005 Express. As for the standard
version of VB.NET (2002 or 2003), I have not seen a trial version anywhere
online. But, what usually happens with the Standard Versions is that they
do not include Data Access Designers (Wizards). You have to write code to
build a database app. like Access. The Express version of VB2005 is
supposed to come out sometime later this year and if Beta1 is any
indication, it will have a lot of nice features at a cheap price. Nothing
really announced as to price, but, Microsoft has said it will be much
cheaper than buying Visual Studio 2005.
And there is always SharpDevelop IDE too. You can download the 1.1 Dotnet
Framework and SDK and install those , then download and install
SharpDevelop ver. 1.03 and have a pretty nice IDE to work from. And the
best part, is it's FREE! (well, within my price range!)
james

"JM" <bl**@hithere.com> wrote in message
news:41**********************@news.optusnet.com.au ...
Is there a trial version available for download on the net anywhere? I
see
on the MS web site that I can get a trial version of VStudio.Net but I am
really just interested in VB on it's own.

What I really want to know or check in a trial version is that VB.Net Std
has a similar capabilities to VB 6 Professional which I used to use as
part
of Visual Studio 6. I never (hardly ever) used any of the extra stuff
from
VStudio 6, but to get VB on it's own these day's seems to be just a Std
version, no Pro version as in the past.

Specically, I want to write an application which attaches to an Access
DB.
Will Vb.net Std be sufficient? Any feedback appreciated.


Nov 21 '05 #4

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