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Suitable Visual Basic.NET version for computer science GCSE

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Hi

One of our ICT teachers wanted to teach programming language for the students of the GCSE Computer Science.
They have asked me to install Visual Basic.NET

I will be installing on a windows 7 PC Please post me a link to download the suitable software.

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by:Tony Giangreco
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That is a package that is purchased from Microsoft.  The school may be able to provide you a link since you are a student.

http://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/download-visual-studio-vs
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Or you can download the free Express edition from here

http://www.visualstudio.com/en-US/products/visual-studio-express-vs
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Our school have Microsoft EES licensing  in place and there are many visual studio versions listed , please let me know a appropriate version.

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We cannot decide the appropriate version for you. Does your school not have the media or download links available?
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Your instructor should be able to provide you with the DVD and/or credentials to either install from a school DVD or download from their student account portion of the website.
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For a basic course, the Express edition is sufficient. Anything you can program in .NET, you can program in the Express edition. All that is missing is a few tools usually used only by professional programmers. These, such as class diagrams, are available in the Professional edition.

The extra features of the Premium and Ultimate editions are useful only for advanced programmers.
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I can't see Express edition listed  in my Microsoft volume licence portal.

Please post me link to download the express edition , will this be a free edition.

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I already provided you a link in http:#a39983698

And yes it is free.
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by:Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)
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Since the Express edition is free, and since programmers who already have a licence for a bigger version usually do not use the Express, it is not included in volume licences.

You need to download it from Microsoft.

Once you go through the link offered by CodeCruiser, you will be presented with 3 editions.

The first one is for Web development only.

To program for the new Windows 8 interface you need the edition for Windows (and computers running Windows 8).

If you would rather give your courses around standard Windows applications (the easiest way to learn VB), you need the edition for Windows Desktop.

These will merge into one if you download more than one.

Take a look at the prerequisites however. Many schools are still on Windows XP or have computers that are not powerful enough to run the development environment.
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