Nov 25

Microsoft Visual Studio Express

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Microsoft Visual Studio Express is a set of free integrated development environments developed by Microsoft that are lightweight versions of the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (codenamed Orcas) product line. The idea of express editions, according to Microsoft, is to provide a streamlined, easy-to-use and easy-to-learn IDEs for less serious users, such as hobbyists and students. They were released on November 19, 2007. In line with popular demand since the Visual Studio 2005 express editions, these editions will always remain free.

Visual Studio Express consists of the following separate products:

Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition 

Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition

Visual C# 2008 Express Edition

Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition