View Full Version : Visual Studio 2005 Express (English) - permanent free

9th June 2006, 15:29

The Express Edition is MS answer of Borlands personal editions. First it was planed to release it for one year for free and then you have to pay about 50$ for each edition. Now MS changed the way, cos of over 5 million downloads. It is free permanently. At coding4fun (http://msdn.microsoft.com/coding4fun/) you'll get an easy start. The followed links are for the english versions of Visual Studio 2005 Express. You can download them also in other languages like german. More infos you can find here (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/). The best at all: You can use Visual Studio 2005 Express for commercial coding !!!

Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition (449,848 KB)
* IMG File (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=54763)
* ISO File (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=57037)

Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition (445,282 KB)
* IMG File (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=54764)
* ISO File (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=57033)

Visual C# 2005 Express Edition (445,282 KB)
* IMG File (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=54765)
* ISO File (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=57035)

Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition (474,686 KB)
* IMG File (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=54766)
* ISO File (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=57034)

Visual J# 2005 Express Edition (448,702 KB)
* IMG File (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=54767)
* ISO File (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=57036)

9th June 2006, 15:48
Really thanks for the msg :) Also if I'm perma-switching to linux.. :p

9th June 2006, 16:33
@mod: If you want to code some in linux you can try Kylix (http://www.borland.com/products/downloads/download_kylix.html)

... played a little with it. It is more castrated than Delphi PE, so I'll keep on delphing ;)

10th June 2006, 14:54
express editions already mentioned some time ago

10th June 2006, 22:21
k, I should start to use the search ;)

11th June 2006, 19:58
After I downloaded the express version then ran a file which I had earlier written at work. Unfortunately it failed building saying it couldnt find the file afxwin.h :-(

Looks like I'll have to purchase the complete edition anyway.

12th June 2006, 10:36
Express verion has no MFC support, so naturally it doesn't want to compile it. Standard version or professional has MFC support.

12th June 2006, 10:50
Yeah I figured that out. Seems like such a bummer though :-D

15th June 2006, 21:23
If you are VB User take a look HERE:
One of the examples show how read console in VB.
The others are pretty too :-)