Which version of VB do I need to buy??

HI..

I took a class in Visual Basic 6, and I developed a decent piece of software which I would like to release as freeware or shareware.  I only have the academic version of the Visual Studio software.  Can I release the shareware with this license, or do I need to buy a retail copy of VB 6 or another license??

I'm sure that this won't make any money, so I'm looking for the cheapest possible solution.

Thanks!!!
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BrianGEFF719Commented:
You can buy VB6 Standard for like $50, they even sell it at places like best buy, my buddy got VC++ Standard for like $40 at Frys electronics. VB6 Standard is all you need.


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Thunder27Author Commented:
Right.. I'll award the points to whomever can tell me where to buy it from at this price.  I've searched several software stores, and all they have is VB.NET

Thanks again
bradwebberCommented:
You might have more luck finding VB6 on a trading web site like eBay. Most stores probably don't carry VB6 anymore.

Good luck.
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Thunder27Author Commented:
Yep... I haven't been able to find VB6 Standard anywhere!
MapleTreeJoyceCommented:
I don't see any now for that price, but it's worth watching for awhile.  About a month ago, I saw some Professional Editions going for less than $30.
http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2F&krd=1&from=R8&MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&query=visual+basic+6
cofneverlivetotellCommented:
I you send me the project ill compile it for you

Cofneverlivetotell@hotmail.com

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Thunder27Author Commented:
No, I'm more than willing to spend a little money on buying a license, but just need some help finding a place/person willing to sell one.

Thanks again,
Thunder
cofneverlivetotellCommented:
Okay, no problems
asherapCommented:
you can buy visual basic.NET for $116 from harvey norman if you have a student pass
Thunder27Author Commented:
asherap - again, that's an academic version.  If someone can tell me for sure that I can release shareware compiled on an Academic version (and where it says so), I'll be very happy.  

However, I've heard that you have to buy a full professional version to sell programs.

Basically, I will award point to whoever can tell me a) the cheapest place to buy VB6 Standard or Pro b) How else to release shareware....

Thanks again everyone,
Thunder
milty456Commented:
If it is shareware, you dont need licenses...you aren't profiting from it.  Your fine  Microsoft will not pursue you, for releasing free stuff you made in school
SteinerCommented:
@milty456:
Why doesn't he profit from SHAREware? It's not FREEware, shareware cost's money if you want to use it longer or with full features or something like that.
Thunder27Author Commented:
Yeah (hopefully) I'll profit from it.  Any advice is appreciated!
Thunder27Author Commented:
thanks for the offer... i think this question is too far gone for anyone else to post, unfortunately
cofneverlivetotellCommented:
Thanks for the points,  so do you want me to compile your project???

Send teh whole thing in a zip file to cofneverlivetotell@hotmail.com if you do

Cheers

Cofneverlivetotell
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