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Where Do I Get Visual Basic Express?

To complete any of our Visual Basic Express tutorials, you need to have a copy of Visual Basic Express installed on your computer. It is available as a free download. Full information for downloading and installing the latest version can be found at:

Microsoft's Visual Basic Express 2010 Download Website

After installation, you must register to obtain a FREE product key for ongoing use after 30 days.

If you are a high school student, you can receive Visual Basic Express free through your school's 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.

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