Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Little Understanding About Visual Studio IDE

Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), is an object-oriented computer programming language that can be viewed as an evolution of the classic Visual Basic (VB), which is implemented on the .NET Framework. Microsoft currently supplies two major implementations of Visual Basic: Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, which is commercial software and Visual Basic Express Edition 2010, which is free of charge.

Visual Studio is the IDE that has VB.NET, C#.NET etc... 

like MSOFFICE that has MS WORD, EXCEL etc...

VB.NET is the language

Visual Studio 97 (VB5, C++, etc)
Visual Studio 6.0 (1998) (VB6, C++, VFP)
NOT SUPPORTED BY Microsoft anymore

Visual Studio .NET (2002) (VB.NET 2002, C#, etc)
Visual Studio .NET 2003 (VB.NET 2003, C#, etc)
Visual Studio 2005 (VB 2005, C#, etc)
Visual Studio 2008 (VB 2008, C#, etc)
Visual Studio 2010 (VB 2010, C#, etc)

Visual Studio 2012 (VB 2010, C#, etc) the newest

Visual Basic 6.0 is a WIN32 development tool
it is used to create applications in the Windows32bit platform using native windows library.

VB.NET (VB2005 - VB2010) is a development tool to create applications running under the .NET Framework 

For Beginners who want's to start studying programming using VB.NET or C#.NET or ASP.NET etc.. that under VISUAL STUDIO IDE.

i recommend for beginners to download express edition here for VS 2010 and choose what language do you want to used for your studies.

System Requirements for VS 2010

Software Requirements
  • Visual Studio 2010 can be installed on the following operating systems:
  • Windows XP (x86) with Service Pack 3 - all editions except Starter Edition
  • Windows Vista (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2 - all editions except Starter Edition
  • Windows 7 (x86 & x64)
  • Windows Server 2003 (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 & x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Hardware Requirements

  • Computer that has a 1.6GHz or faster processor
  • 1 GB (32 Bit) or 2 GB (64 Bit) RAM (Add 512 MB if running in a virtual machine)
  • 3GB of available hard disk space
  • DirectX 9 capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display
  • DVD-ROM Drive


download the latest VISUAL STUDIO IDE 2012 

Hope you learn something.

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