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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2008 Express Edition: Build a Program Now!, Second Edition by Patrice Pelland

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Chapter 2. Installing Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition

In this chapter, you'll install Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition and start getting to know what components are included with it. I'll guide you through all the steps of this installation so that you will be ready to start building applications using Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition right away. In addition, I will talk about some common installation scenarios, give you some tips for installing the product, and cover what to do if the unexpected happens.

The installation process is easy and straightforward, following in the spirit of the Microsoft Visual Studio Express editions.

Preparing to Install Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition

You have a couple of options for installing Visual ...

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