Where Can I get Visual Basic software?

Posted on 2004-10-03
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
Is Visual Basic 6, a free software? Is it available anywhere to download from? Please help me.Thanks.
Question by:gopikrish
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Hi gopikrish,

Visual Basic is not free. You have to pay to get it (at least, the last time I checked). I'm assuming you're not talking about VB Runtime, but the software to help you develop the stuff?


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ok thanks
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It is not free at all...but you would not get it easily also as Microsoft discarded the product in year 2001 (or 2000) can however buy a second hand copy in aution sites like ebay where it is still selling.
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Is enterprise edition different from professional edition? Because I see the size of enterprise edition very less compared to that of professional edition.
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Yes. Enterprise basically has extra Visual SourceSafe, IIS, Transaction Server, SQL Editor, Application Performance Explorer and Visual Component Manager according to my book. I think it's just for a group development mainly...

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No but can I create simple projects like making forms and coding them in vb in that Enterprise edition or is it possible only in professional edition? Because I saw Enterprise edition available for download in 130 MB but professional edition is over 500 MB in size.
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Both should work. I don't know where you found the downloads, but if it's not a legit place, you gotta look at the file sizes and make educated guesses. My folder is only around 65 mb and I have enterprise. Not sure of setup space, but that's the way mine is.

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