12-16-2001, 05:19 PM
I'm taking a Intro to Visual Basic class soon and I need to know which version of the software to buy. I have found a Visual Basic Std 6.0 Win32 Learning Edition for only $39 and I'm wondering if I will be able to complete the assignments for the class with this minimal version. I appreciate any help anyone can give.
12-16-2001, 05:21 PM
I would personally go for the Professional Edition, it's got many more abilities and power. Try to get an outline of the course so you know what kind of things you're going to be doing. For example, if it says "ActiveX development", you'll need the Pro edition. But if it's just loops, conditional statments, basic VB stuff, you'll be fine with the Learning Edition.
12-16-2001, 05:22 PM
I believe that you can not create AX controls or compile to native code but other than that isfully featured, It will be fine for your class work, that's what it is intended for after all images/icons/smile.gif.
12-16-2001, 05:23 PM
True, pro is much better but it is also alot more expensive.
I believe that you can get the free, Control Creation Edition to fill in the AX Control deficiencies of the learning edition.
12-16-2001, 05:31 PM
I don't think VB6 has a CCE, that was VB5. The one for VB5 is still available somewhere on MS's site.
12-16-2001, 05:32 PM
The control creation edition is an early version of VB5 and won't work
together with VB6 learning edition. If you have a student ID, you might be
able to purchase a educational edition of VB6 Pro for a substantial savings
(last time I saw it priced, it was < $90).
12-16-2001, 05:34 PM
Yes, my mother got VB 6 Pro a year ago for me at a university for about $100 (USD, so that's around $160 Canadian). But remember, that was a year ago, so I'm sure the price has dropped since.
[i]Edit: Oops, got the USD and Canadian mixed up...
12-16-2001, 06:00 PM
Acutally, USD are worth considerably more than CDN, so it'd be less than $100 USD.
12-16-2001, 06:04 PM
I don't know about the book that the class you're taking requires... But the book I bought for my VB class a while back had the VB 6.0 Learning Edition included with the book.
My point is, make sure you buy the book before you buy the software, cause the book might come with the needed software.
12-16-2001, 06:09 PM
Actually, most VB books come with the Working Model Edition, which is probably NOT sufficient for your needs. If there's a book out there that comes with Learning edition, it must be one expensive book!
12-16-2001, 06:10 PM
That book is published by Microsoft Press I think.