Where Do I Get Visual Basic .NET?
To complete any of our Visual
Basic .NET tutorials, you need to have a copy of Microsoft Visual
Basic .NET installed on your computer. This is a separate product that
must be purchased. Microsoft
has discontinued the production of Visual Basic .NET, replacing it with
their new products Visual Basic 2005/2008/2010. We offer
tutorials using both the old and new products (for information on each, go
to our home page).
You can use either the stand-alone Visual Basic .NET product (the cheaper alternative) or the Visual Basic .NET that is part of the Visual Studio .NET suite. We recommend Visual Studio .NET for 'serious' programmers. Although more costly, it has no limitations. The stand-alone product does not include the Visual Basic 6 upgrade wizard (including compatibility libraries), the Setup Wizard Project, SQL Server support, ability to create mobile applications, ability to create custom controls or use of Crystal Reports.