Hi, Everyone, 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. Rick ---------------------------------- Richard Conn, ASE and PAL Manager http://xenadu.home.mindspring.com/ 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 documentation.