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VB.NET purchase related.

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RPK
Hello,

I want to purchase Visual Basic.NET for developing commercial
standalone/client-server applications for small-business segment. I want to
use Oracle Database 10g in future as database. My applications would be
strictly database oriented with few applications for the Web.

I am puzzled as to which product should I buy which is cost-effective and
sufficient for my needs. I visited Microsoft site and read short introduction
of Visual Basic.NET 2003 Standard Edition. But it did not clearly define
whether it is suitable for developing commercial database applications and
include ASP and Web development features.

I don't want to buy complete Visual Studio.NET because I don't need
languages other then VB.NET at present. Also it is quite costly.

Please let me know whether Visual Basic.NET 2003 is sufficent for all my
needs. Since MSDN is not included with it, so I need to buy MSDN also.

I contacted Microsoft (India) for the same. They said that it is compulsory
to buy at least 5 licenses in the begining. But I'll develop applications on
1 PC and I am the only user. So why would I need volume license?

Since VB.NET 2005 is about to release in November, should I wait?

Regards,
RK.


Nov 21 '05 #1
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RPK,

Why don't you see if VB Express fulfils your needs. It is at beta now so
free to try (not for production purpose).

http://msdn.microsoft.com/VBasic/Express/

Although most visitors to these newsgroup are well informed, do I not
believe that there is one who knows in what versions the following release
2005 will be delivered and what a package than contains. Therefore we have
probably to wait until the begin of November 2005.

In addition don't than forget to look at MSDN subscriptions

http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/

I hope this helps something.

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #2

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Well ,, you could also give # develop a try
download it here http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/ it is free

i use it next to my VS.Net enerprise Architect version as it turned out that
sharpdevelop has some cool features that are not availlable in VS.Net (
like code conversion C# to VB / VB to C# )
regards

Michel Posseth

"RPK" <RP*@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Hello,

I want to purchase Visual Basic.NET for developing commercial
standalone/client-server applications for small-business segment. I want
to
use Oracle Database 10g in future as database. My applications would be
strictly database oriented with few applications for the Web.

I am puzzled as to which product should I buy which is cost-effective and
sufficient for my needs. I visited Microsoft site and read short
introduction
of Visual Basic.NET 2003 Standard Edition. But it did not clearly define
whether it is suitable for developing commercial database applications and
include ASP and Web development features.

I don't want to buy complete Visual Studio.NET because I don't need
languages other then VB.NET at present. Also it is quite costly.

Please let me know whether Visual Basic.NET 2003 is sufficent for all my
needs. Since MSDN is not included with it, so I need to buy MSDN also.

I contacted Microsoft (India) for the same. They said that it is
compulsory
to buy at least 5 licenses in the begining. But I'll develop applications
on
1 PC and I am the only user. So why would I need volume license?

Since VB.NET 2005 is about to release in November, should I wait?

Regards,
RK.

Nov 21 '05 #3

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Cor,

"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nl> schrieb:
Why don't you see if VB Express fulfils your needs. It is at beta now so
free to try (not for production purpose).

http://msdn.microsoft.com/VBasic/Express/


Note that at least the final version of the Express edition can be used to
commercially develop applications:

<URL:http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/faq/>
-> "What can I do with the Express products"

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #4

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But you currently have to get the "Go-Live License" from MS, which basically
says "don't call us for tech support."

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi***************@gmx.at> wrote in message
news:eX**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
Cor,

"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nl> schrieb:
Why don't you see if VB Express fulfils your needs. It is at beta now so
free to try (not for production purpose).

http://msdn.microsoft.com/VBasic/Express/


Note that at least the final version of the Express edition can be used to
commercially develop applications:

<URL:http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/faq/>
-> "What can I do with the Express products"

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #5

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The free convertor is available in the VB.NET Resource Kit

Crouchie1998
BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
Nov 21 '05 #6

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