Where Do I Get Visual Basic?
To complete any of our Visual Basic tutorials, you need to have a copy of Visual Basic installed on your computer. This is a separate product that must be purchased. The current version of Visual Basic 2010 (or the older Visual Basic 2005/2008 can be used) can be purchased at many on-line stores. We'd suggest Amazon.Com:
You can use either the stand-alone Visual Basic 2010 product (the cheaper alternative) or the Visual Basic 2010 that is part of the Visual Studio 2010 suite. We recommend Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition for 'serious' programmers. Although more costly, it has no limitations. If you are a college student, you can usually purchase academic copies of Visual Basic 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 for a very low price. Check with your bookstore.
If you are a high school student, you can receive Visual
C# free through your school's Microsoft DreamSpark program. KIDWARE
SOFTWARE has partnered with the Microsoft's DreamSpark program to support
and advance students learning and skills development, by providing
students in middle, high school or college the latest developer and design
software from Microsoft, at no cost.