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How to get started on learning VB and C#?

By Dave, the Harv ·
I was wondering the cheapest way to start learning visual languages from home. I had Visual Studio for 98, but dont wanna spend the big bux for the new .net package. Is there an affordable way of learning these?

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free from microsoft

by Shellbot In reply to How to get started on lea ...

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vb/default.aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/visualcsharp/default.aspx

"Express" versions they call them :)
You can learn without paying..

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hey, I was going to say that :)

by Dr Dij In reply to free from microsoft

also you can get the full vs 2005 via a link and watching ms videos. I don't have the link but will post it if I find it again. I already have free copy, got by attending 1day ms kickoff in so.cal.

join the ACM $99/year, gives you FREE access to 400 books on IT (subset of books24x7) and also some from safari.oreilly.com ONLINE full text, including many on VB.

the ACM membership also includes a couple thou courses from thomson netg online, free. many on vb, crystal, java, sql, perl, notes pgmg, sap pgmg, 18 on vb.ne, same on older vb's; access, sql svr, windoze, oracle..

and try out code from sites like vbcode.com, devx..

think up some project you want to do and try to do it, be sure it includes reading / writing db tables and maybe displaying graphics or pix.

(start with 'hello world' :)

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Open Source

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to How to get started on lea ...

How about using the open source version, Mono?

http://www.mono-project.com/Mono:About

Mono, the MonoDevelop IDE and MySQL and you're pretty-much set.

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