During the summer of 2004, Microsoft introduced a new line of IDEs that fall under the designation of Express products (http://msdn.microsoft.com/express). To date, there are various members of the Express family (all of which are completely free and supported and maintained by Microsoft Corporation), including the following:
Visual Web Developer 2010 Express: A lightweight tool for building dynamic ASP.NET web sites and WCF services
Visual Basic 2010 Express: A streamlined programming tool ideal for novice programmers who want to learn how to build applications using the user-friendly syntax of Visual Basic
Visual C# 2010 Express and Visual C++ 2010 Express: Targeted IDEs for students ...