As a follow-on to my last message, here is the
writeup from the MSDN library on the Visual Basic
environments available. VB is one of 6 languages
available in Visual Studio. I am using the Enterprise
edition, and my students at using the Learning edition.
Note that MSDN (in CDROM, altho I get it in DVD also)
is available for all editions.
Richard Conn, ASE and PAL Manager
Visual Basic Editions
Visual Basic is available in three editions, each geared to meet a specific
set of development requirements. The features available to you depend on
which product you have purchased.
Visual Basic Enterprise Edition Features
The Enterprise edition allows professionals to create robust distributed
applications in a team setting. It includes all the features of the
Professional edition, plus Back Office tools such as SQL Server, Microsoft
Transaction Server, Internet Information Server, Visual SourceSafe, SNA
Server, and more. Printed documentation provided with the Enterprise edition
includes the Visual Studio Enterprise Features book plus Microsoft Developer
Network CDs containing full online documentation.
Visual Basic Professional Edition
The Professional edition provides computer professionals with a
full-featured set of tools for developing solutions for others. It includes
all the features of the Learning edition, plus additional ActiveX controls,
the Internet Information Server Application Designer, Integrated Data Tools
and Data Environment, and the Dynamic HTML Page Designer. Documentation
provided with the Professional edition includes the Visual Studio
Professional Features book plus Microsoft Developer Network CDs containing
full online documentation.
Visual Basic Learning Edition
The Visual Basic Learning edition allows programmers to easily create
powerful applications for Microsoft Windows and Windows NTŪ. It includes all
intrinsic controls, plus grid, tab, and data-bound controls. Documentation
provided with this edition includes Learn VB Now (a multimedia CD-ROM
title), plus Microsoft Developer Network CDs containing full online