Visual Basic .NET 2003 Standard


Visual Basic .NET 2003 Standard

Postby » Fri, 20 May 2005 05:38:44 GMT

I am wanting to get a home edition software to study for my MCAD
exams. Microsoft has a version called "Visual Basic .NET 2003 Standard"
for about $100 (US). Is this appropriate to have as my software to
practice? I have the four volume MS/MCAD books, but I need the software
to give me real-world practice. Is the $100 OK. I can't afford the
Visual Studio $750.
Please advise... Thanks! Brian

Re: Visual Basic .NET 2003 Standard

Postby anonymous » Fri, 20 May 2005 12:19:15 GMT

Hi Brian,

That should get you started with VS.NET, I'm not sure what the limitations
are compared to VS.NET Professional but as far as the languages (C#, VB>NET
etc.) they should be about the same.  Good luck on the certification

Visual Basic .NET 2003 Standard

Postby Rolie » Fri, 20 May 2005 12:30:57 GMT

Just curious, you said that you have the MS press books. i 
believe there is an accompanying CD Visual Studio.NET 2003
however, its just a 60-day evaluation copy. 

When i bought my 70-315 ms prep kit it comes with the book.

Save you $100.

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Re: Visual Basic .NET 2003 Standard

Postby » Wed, 25 May 2005 02:33:47 GMT

Thanks All,
I bought the "Visual Basic .NET 2003 Standard"
software, however it seems that this doesn't work on my Windows ME
version at home (advise). I have XP Pro at work fortunately, but would
like to study some at home too. Is the only solution for my home PC to
buy the XP Pro? Also if I install it at work and at home am I violating
the registration and it may be blocked?

Re: Visual Basic .NET 2003 Standard

Postby » Wed, 25 May 2005 04:39:32 GMT

Also, If I get a new computer for home would XP home Edition with
Microsoft Works be sufficient? Or would I need XP Pro with Microsoft
Office? (kind still like my good old Office '97, but since many
applications even for learning and MCAD study may require say Access03,
etc. should I order these also. I'm on a budget.
Advise, Thanks!

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