Last post May 01, 2005 01:34 PM by em23
Apr 30, 2005 01:26 PM|em23|LINK
Apr 30, 2005 10:56 PM|Brian27|LINK
May 01, 2005 02:35 AM|em23|LINK
May 01, 2005 01:28 PM|Brian27|LINK
Yes, having VB.NET 2003 Standard gets you VS.NET too. I'd try searching these forums for news about downloading VS.NET 2003. It sounds like MS might be having some kind of free version available. Perhaps it's because the 2005 versions are getting closer
to roll out. BTW, you can DL betas for these - take a look at forums about the 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0 stuff. As I haven't checked, I couldn't say what might be included in any free DL versions. There are several CDs with prerequistes, MSDN libraries, etc...,
that are part of the VB.NET 2003 Standard package, so you'd need a a good highspeed connection if it was all there to DL. You should also go out to MS just to see that you have the OS and hardware requirements for any given versions. I wouldn't worry about
the CPU speed, even if it's on the low side. I have mine setup on an old 500 mhz PII box with 256 MB RAM. It works better on a newer system, but it will work on most anything still out there. I think the 2005 requirements are a lot higher.
BTW, when you are ready to install the VB/VS.NET package (and they refer to it both ways - so it can get confusing), remember that the order you install things can be important - like getting IIS up and running before the .NET framework items. Also,
give some thought to where on your system you want to install the pieces. If you are going to install MSDE (the desktop edition of MS SQL Server 2000 that you'll want for experimenting with database access with ASP.NET), if you have two physical hardrives,
it's best to install the main data files, .MDF files and the log files, .LDF, on seperate drives. If you don't see that option when you do the install, don't worry, it's just a perfomance issue - they will work on a single drive system.
The important thing is to get something going so you can start playing with the IDE. Good luck. BRN..
May 01, 2005 01:34 PM|em23|LINK