The Visual Studio® 2010 Express is a set of free tools from Microsoft which offer an exciting experience with the new integrated development environment. The review of Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2010 is given below.
The Visual Studio® 2010 is a new editor built in Windows® Presentation Foundation (WPF) and support for the new .NET Framework 4 for non-professional developers like hobbyists, students and novice developers who want to build dynamic Window applications, Websites, and Web services. Basically, Visual Studio 2010 Express is the lightweight version of Visual Studio 2010.
Visual Studio 2010 Express product consists of:
- Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition – Productivity that is ideal for first time or casual Windows programming.
- Visual C# 2008 Express Edition – A great combination of power and productivity for the Windows developer.
- Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition – Horsepower with a finer degree of control than other Express Editions.
- Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition – An easy-to-use environment for dynamic Web application development.
- SQL Server 2008 Express and SQL Server Compact Edition – A powerful and easy-to-use set of databases to complement each Express Edition.
Powerful Set of Free Tools:
- Choose the language that is right for you.
- Visual Web Developer 2010 Express – environment for dynamic Web application development.
- Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 Express is ideal for the developer learning to program on Microsoft® Windows®.
- Microsoft® Visual C#® 2010 Express offers a great combination of power and productivity for Window developers building on .NET.
- Microsoft® Visual C++® 2010 Express provides developers the horsepower with a finer degree of control than the other Visual Studio Express productions.
- Visual Studio® 2010 Express supports the new .NET Framework 4.
- Visual Studio® 2010 Express products have a new integrated development environment (IDE) including a new Windows Presentation Framework code editor.
- In this new release, Visual Studio® 2010 Express gains multi-monitor support as well as part of the new IDE.
- Unique to Visual Studio® 2010 Express is a new streamlined user experience, focuses on the most common commands by hiding some of the more advanced menus and toolbars. These are easily accessible by users through the Tools / Settings menu.
Visual Studio 2010 Express is missing fairly a bit of features such as MFC or ATL, and lacks Windows GUI libraries and includes files. Means maybe users can’t develop Windows GUI application using the Express edition.
Visual Studio 2010 Express is free forever and no licensing restrictions for applications built using Visual Studio Express Editions.
Visual Studio 2010 Express can be downloaded free from microsoft.com as individual app separate downloads. Choose to install through web installer, download standalone offline ISO image file, or Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0, which download, install and configure your computer for building Web and Silverlight applications that includes Visual Web Developer, SQL Server Express, Silverlight Tools and ASP.NET Extentions.
Note: If you have a MSDN subscription, or is a student or in academic profession, or small developers, then DreamSpark, WebsiteSpark or BizSpark can allow you to download and install Visual Studio 2010 for free, legally without costs.
The programs of Visual Studio 2010 Express will state “For Evaluation Purposes Only” after installing that run for 30 days. If you want to continue using Visual Studio 2010 Express, then registration is necessary which is free and comes with access to additional benefits. The Visual Studio 2010 Express will have no longer warning message and lasts forever if once activated.
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