Microsoft Visual Basic

Microsoft Visual Basic 8.0

Free
It’s ideal for first time or casual Windows programming
4.0  (307 votes)
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Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition is software for students, novices and for those who begin programming in Windows. It’s ideal for first time or casual Windows programming. This product is easy to use, easy for understanding how to work. By means of Visual Basic you can program Windows applications as well as web-sites and web services.
Using these tools you can create applications with graphic interface and console, also create class library. Of course, it is not all Visual Studio, but it should be enough for novice programmers and for lay persons. It has built-in databases, Autocorrect pointing to some common programming errors, handy Menu and good-looking design.
This Pack is free and you can download it from the developer’s site. If you are interested in programming you can find there other tools of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 as well.
The program is light-weight, but to install it you should have some more programs - SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and MSDN 2005 Express Edition.

Julia Galygo
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Review summary

Pros

  • Good-looking design.
  • Helps in learning programming.
  • Easy to use.
  • Many features.
  • Free.
  • Small size

Cons

  • Requires installation of some more programs
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