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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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2.5. Building .NET Applications Using Visual C# 2010 Express

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 ...

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