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Old 09-05-2010, 03:02 PM
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Is the Express edition of VB 2010 free and idenfinitely usable as were the earlier versions, or are there some strings attached?

I was downloading it now, but the screens say that I have to register within 30 days, and that registration involves installing additional material for students or web developers or phone developers.

Would I be better off with 2008 Express for the present?
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The registration from what I recall is little more than giving them an email and taking a survey; my guess is they're fishing around to find relatively large shops relying on free EE so they can have marketing drones descend upon them and talk them into upgrades. All of the survey questions were kid's stuff like "How many people work at your location?" and "Would you call yourself a student, hobbyist, or professional?" rather than interesting stuff like "True or false, reintroducing default instances was the worst idea since Clippy?"

There may have been a download but I don't remember it.
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So, you'd say that it was worth getting 2010?

The project that I was working on with 2005 isn't going to amount to anything, so I'm in learning mode now, and would like to practice with the latest available version that doesn't involve a monetary investment.
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Your second paragraph is what my answer would be. If you're just fiddling around and learning there's no reason why you shouldn't use VS 2010 to get access to all of the newest features of VB .NET and the .NET Framework.
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