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Create a compiled file in VB.net

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I have been doing all web work for some time.  A client asked me to create a desktop application in VB.NET.  I am at a lost as to where to start.  I have Visual Studio Web Express.  I think I need Visual Studio, but that is a bit expensive.  Can some tell me where to get started without paying Microsoft a ton of money for VS.
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There are many editions of Visual Studio Express. All you need to do is to download and install the Desktop edition (for standard Windows applications) or the Windows edition (for Windows RT/Store/Metro applications; careful with the way this one is named, this is for the new Windows 8 interface and is useless for standard Windows applications). Once this is done, both editions will be integrated in a unique copy of Visual Studio. You will simply have more options when you go File...New...Project.

The environment will be familiar, except that you will have only a form designer and a VB code editor. No JavaScript.

The VB code editor is the same as the one you are used to. The Form Designer is easier to use than the Web Page designer, because you can position controls anywhere on the Form simply by dragging them wherever you want. Just expect to have a lot more controls to work with, and a lot, lot, lot more events.
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GREAT!
Thanks for the info.
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