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Hi Experts,

I have just downloaded VB.net: setup.bat, setup.exe.001,...
After run setup.bat, I got setup.exe.
However, when tried to run setup.exe, I got error message:
...setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application.
I am using WindowsXP.

Can you help?

Thank you in advance.
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Your files are damaged!
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Hi emoreau,

How do you know ?
How can I check if the files are ok?
Should I download them again and spen very very long time again?
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>>How do you know ?

setup.exe is a valid Win32 application. Error of that kinds are often because some bytes are missing from the file.

>>Should I download them again and spen very very long time again?

Sounds like you are downloading an illegal version (unless you are a MSDN subscriber)!!!
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Hi emoreau,

>Sounds like you are downloading an illegal version (unless you are a MSDN subscriber)!!!

I got the link from an expert:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?url=/downloads/sample.asp?url=/msdn-files/027/000/976/msdncompositedoc.xml

Do you think something wrong in the files in that page?
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You may be deceived. This is only the compiler (no IDE). You will need to the Notepad as your editor!
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Hi emoreau,

OK......how to become a MSDN subscriber and then download what?
Now my problem is cannot install the compiler and cannot try VB.net even I wish to use Notepad...
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For MSDN, see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/ (but it is not the way to go for a home user because it cost a lot money).

You can buy VB.Net standard alone for $109 us from http://shop.microsoft.com/Referral/productInfo.asp?siteID=11133

>>Now my problem is cannot install the compiler and cannot try VB.net even I wish to use Notepad...

You may try to download it again!
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what you have downloaded is the .NET Framework Software Development oolkit  -- this is the COMPLETE .NET WITHOUT the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE).  I have also downloaded EXACTLY this software, and installed in on a WIndows 2000 PC.  With Notepad as the Text editor, it is possible (though a LOT of work) to build application (I have done it, so I know whereof I speak).  This is a good way to start learning about .NET, without spending $$$ to either become an MSDN subscriber, which runs ofthe order of $1200,  Or you can purchase Visul Studio .NET Professional for $1080 US.  There is retail a version of JUST VB.NET Standard (which is probably not too bad, to get started) which run about $100.

Arthur Wood
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Hi Arthur Wood,

Thank you.

So, can we use the Framework toolkit + VB6.0's IDE to make applications :-)
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>>So, can we use the Framework toolkit + VB6.0's IDE to make applications

VB6 and VB.Net are completly different. Forms of VB6 and those of VB7 are not compatible. So you better use Notepad than VB6 IDE.
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You can also go to the Microsoft Shop site and order Visual Studio .Net Professional 60 day trial version.  It's the full professional version for $1.50 plus shipping.

I'm using the enterprise architect version at work, but I did buy the VB .Net Standard version for my home machine, and I think it's fine to learn .Net.
RichW
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Any progress?
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Only "gotcha" with the VS.NET 60-day trial is that it is distributed on DVD (not CD)---without access to a DVD drive,you are SOL.

Arthur Wood
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The other problem with it is after the 60 days besides shutting down the IDE the files get wiped as well.  You will have to save them into .txt format in order to save any of your work.

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Thanks a lot for all the helps from all or you!!!
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