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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by gwalchmai, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    I have an opportunity to develop an application and the client would like it done in VB. I am a Delphi programmer, and have dabbled in VB from time to time, but I think this would be a good time to learn VB and do this thing.

    My question - what is the latest version of VB that would work best for developing an app to manage Office docs, and could anyone recommend any good training resources (books, vids, tutorial, etc)?

  2. jeanjvr


    Mar 8, 2004
    You can download Visual Studio Express 2008. It's got a new "version" of VB.NET that runs on the .net framework.

    As I understand it Visual Studio Express 2008 is free, even for commercial use. I downloaded the whole thing (c#, C++, web developer, sql server express) and it was about 1GB.

  3. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

    Jan 9, 2002
    Outside the perimeter
    Thanks. That looks good. I'm going to d/l it tonight. ;)
  4. WhatYouWant

    WhatYouWant Duh!

    Feb 28, 2005
    Land O' Sea
    Make sure it actually contains the ability to interface with Office. The free versions are limited. I have not really looked too hard into them since I use the full version.
  5. Toyman


    May 6, 2003
    West Michigan
    Although you probably won't need any help, let me know if you do. I used to develop in VB back around 2000 and do VB support at MS. I now develop entirely in Delphi.