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Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET 2003 Kick Start by Joel Semeniuk, Erik Porter, Andy Baron, Duncan Mackenzie

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Getting Ready to Code

Before you can do any work with Visual Basic .NET, you have to install it, and this section walks you through the process and the important notes about installing it onto your system.

Choosing an SKU/Edition

If you have not purchased Visual Basic .NET 2003 yet, you need to determine which edition is right for you. Visual Basic .NET can be obtained on its own as Visual Basic .NET Standard, but it is also included as part of any of the editions of Visual Studio (Professional, Enterprise Developer or Enterprise Architect). With all of the extra features included in Visual Studio .NET, it's probably best to purchase it rather than buy a standalone copy of Visual Basic .NET Standard. The other option is to buy a copy of Visual ...

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