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Visual Basic Express 2010 EULA

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  • Visual Basic Express 2010 End User License Agreement.

    For Your Information.  The following file, license.txt, can be found in the install directory.

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    MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE TERMS
    MICROSOFT VISUAL BASIC 2010 EXPRESS

    These license terms are an agreement between Microsoft Corporation (or based on where you live, one of its affiliates) and you. Please read them. They apply to the software named above, which includes the media on which you received it, if any.
    The terms also apply to any Microsoft
    ·    updates,
    ·    supplements,
    ·    Internet-based services, and
    ·    support services
    for this software, unless other terms accompany those items. If so, those terms apply.

    BY USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THEM, DO NOT USE THE SOFTWARE.
    AS DESCRIBED BELOW, USING SOME FEATURES ALSO OPERATES AS YOUR CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF CERTAIN STANDARD COMPUTER INFORMATION FOR INTERNET-BASED SERVICES.

    If you comply with these license terms, you have the rights below.
    1.    INSTALLATION AND USE RIGHTS.
    a.    Installation and Use. One user may install and use any number of copies of the software on your devices to design, develop and test your programs.
    b.    Trial Edition.  The initial installation of the software is a trial edition. You may convert your trial rights at any time by obtaining a product key from Microsoft.  The trial software will present conversion options to you thirty (30) days after you install the trial software.  After the expiration of the 30-day trial period, without conversion, the trial software will stop running.
    c.    Included Microsoft Programs. The software contains other Microsoft programs. The license terms with those programs apply to your use of them.
    2.    ADDITIONAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND/OR USE RIGHTS.
    a.    Distributable Code. The software contains code that you are permitted to distribute in programs you develop if you comply with the terms below.
    i.    Right to Use and Distribute. The code and text files listed below are “Distributable Code.”
    ·    REDIST.TXT Files. You may copy and distribute the object code form of code listed in REDIST.TXT files.
    ·    Sample Code. You may modify, copy, and distribute the source and object code form of code marked as “sample.”
    ·    Microsoft Merge Modules. You may copy and distribute the unmodified output of Microsoft Merge Modules.
    ·    Third Party Distribution. You may permit distributors of your programs to copy and distribute the Distributable Code as part of those programs.
    ii.    Distribution Requirements. For any Distributable Code you distribute, you must
    ·    add significant primary functionality to it in your programs;
    ·    for any Distributable Code having a filename extension of .lib, distribute only the results of running such Distributable Code through a linker with your program;
    ·    distribute Distributable Code included in a setup program only as part of that setup program without modification;
    ·    require distributors and external end users to agree to terms that protect it at least as much as this agreement;
    ·    display your valid copyright notice on your programs; and
    ·    indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Microsoft from any claims, including attorneys’ fees, related to the distribution or use of your programs.
    iii.    Distribution Restrictions. You may not
    ·    alter any copyright, trademark or patent notice in the Distributable Code;
    ·    use Microsoft’s trademarks in your programs’ names or in a way that suggests your programs come from or are endorsed by Microsoft;
    ·    distribute Distributable Code to run on a platform other than Microsoft operating systems, run-time technologies, or application platforms;
    ·    include Distributable Code in malicious, deceptive or unlawful programs; or
    ·    modify or distribute the source code of any Distributable Code so that any part of it becomes subject to an Excluded License. An Excluded License is one that requires, as a condition of use, modification or distribution, that
    ·    the code be disclosed or distributed in source code form; or
    ·    others have the right to modify it.
    3.    INTERNET-BASED SERVICES. Microsoft provides Internet-based services with the software. It may change or cancel them at any time.
    a.    Consent for Internet-Based Services. The software feature described below connects to Microsoft or service provider computer systems over the Internet. In some cases, you will not receive a separate notice when they connect. You may switch off this feature or not use it. For more information about this feature, see the software documentation. BY USING THIS FEATURE, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS INFORMATION. Microsoft does not use the information to identify or contact you.
    i.    Computer Information. The following feature uses Internet protocols, which send to the appropriate systems computer information, such as your Internet protocol address, the type of operating system, browser and name and version of the software you are using, and the language code of the device where you installed the software. Microsoft uses this information to make the Internet-based service available to you.
    ·    Real Simple Syndication (“RSS”) Feed.  This software start page contains updated content that is supplied by means of an RSS feed online from Microsoft.
    b.    INTERNET-BASED SERVICES FOR SILVERLIGHT 3.  The software contains Silverlight technology.  Microsoft provides Internet-based services with Silverlight.  It may change or cancel them at any time.
    i.    Automatic Updates.  Silverlight contains an Automatic Update feature that is on by default. For more information about this feature, including instructions for to turning it off, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147032.  You may turn off this feature while Silverlight 3 is running (“opt out”).  Unless you expressly opt out of this feature, this feature will (a) connect to Microsoft or service provider computer systems over the Internet, (b) use Internet protocols to send to the appropriate systems standard computer information, such as your computer’s Internet protocol address, the type of operating system, browser and name and version of Silverlight you are using, and the language code of the device where you installed Silverlight, and (c) automatically download and install, or prompt you to download and/or install, current Updates to Silverlight.  In some cases, you will not receive a separate notice before this feature takes effect.  By installing the software, you consent to the transmission of standard computer information and the automatic downloading and installation of Updates.
    ii.     Microsoft Digital Rights Management.  If you use Silverlight to access content that has been protected with Microsoft Digital Rights Management (DRM), in order to let you play the content, the software may automatically request media usage rights from a rights server on the Internet and download and install available DRM Updates.  For more information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=147032.
    iii.    NOTICE ABOUT THE H.264/AVC VISUAL STANDARD, AND THE VC-1 VIDEO STANDARD.  Silverlight may include H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and/or VC-1decoding technology.  MPEG LA, L.L.C. requires this notice:
        THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC AND THE VC-1 PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSES FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (A) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ABOVE STANDARDS (“VIDEO STANDARDS”) AND/OR (B) DECODE AVC AND VC-1 VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE SUCH VIDEO.  NONE OF THE LICENSES EXTEND TO ANY OTHER PRODUCT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PRODUCT IS INCLUDED WITH THIS SOFTWARE IN A SINGLE ARTICLE. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM .
    For clarification purposes only, the Notice in this Section does not limit or inhibit the use of the software provided under this agreement for normal business uses that are personal to that business which do not include (i) redistribution of the software to third parties, or (ii) creation of content with the VIDEO STANDARDS compliant technologies for distribution to third parties.
    4.    .NET FRAMEWORK SOFTWARE. The software contains Microsoft .NET Framework software. This software is part of Windows. The license terms for Windows apply to your use of the .NET Framework software.
    MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK BENCHMARK TESTING. The software includes one or more components of the .NET Framework (“.NET Components”). You may conduct internal benchmark testing of those components. You may disclose the results of any benchmark test of those components, provided that you comply with the conditions set forth at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=66406. Notwithstanding any other agreement you may have with Microsoft, if you disclose such benchmark test results, Microsoft shall have the right to disclose the results of benchmark tests it conducts of your products that compete with the applicable .NET Component, provided it complies with the same conditions set forth at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=66406.
    5.    LICENSE TERMS FOR MICROSOFT SQL SERVER SOFTWARE COMPONENTS.  The software is accompanied by Microsoft SQL Server software components which are licensed to you under the terms of the respective SQL Server licenses located in the “Licenses” folder in the following installation directory:  ..\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2010\Licenses.
    6.    Scope of License. The software is licensed, not sold. This agreement only gives you some rights to use the software. Microsoft reserves all other rights. Unless applicable law gives you more rights despite this limitation, you may use the software only as expressly permitted in this agreement. In doing so, you must comply with any technical limitations in the software that only allow you to use it in certain ways. You may not work around any technical limitations in the software.  For example, Microsoft has technically limited or disabled extensibility for the software, and so you may not extend the software by, among other things, loading or injecting into the software any non-Microsoft add-ins, macros, or packages; modifying the software registry settings; or adding features or functionality equivalent to that found in other Visual Studio products.
    You also may not
    ·    disclose the results of any benchmark tests of the software to any third party without Microsoft’s prior written approval;
    ·    reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the software, except and only to the extent that applicable law expressly permits, despite this limitation;
    ·    make more copies of the software than specified in this agreement or allowed by applicable law, despite this limitation;
    ·    publish the software for others to copy;
    ·    rent, lease or lend the software;
    ·    transfer the software or this agreement to any third party; or
    ·    use the software for commercial software hosting services.
    7.    BACKUP COPY. You may make one backup copy of the software. You may use it only to reinstall the software.
    8.    DOCUMENTATION. Any person that has valid access to your computer or internal network may copy and use the documentation for your internal, reference purposes.
    9.    Export Restrictions. The software is subject to United States export laws and regulations. You must comply with all domestic and international export laws and regulations that apply to the software. These laws include restrictions on destinations, end users and end use. For additional information, see www.microsoft.com/exporting.
    10.    SUPPORT SERVICES. Because this software is “as is,” we may not provide support services for it.
    11.    Entire Agreement. This agreement, and the terms for supplements, updates, Internet-based services and support services that you use, are the entire agreement for the software and support services.
    12.    Applicable Law.
    a.    United States. If you acquired the software in the United States, Washington state law governs the interpretation of this agreement and applies to claims for breach of it, regardless of conflict of laws principles. The laws of the state where you live govern all other claims, including claims under state consumer protection laws, unfair competition laws, and in tort.
    b.    Outside the United States. If you acquired the software in any other country, the laws of that country apply.
    13.    Legal Effect. This agreement describes certain legal rights. You may have other rights under the laws of your country. You may also have rights with respect to the party from whom you acquired the software. This agreement does not change your rights under the laws of your country if the laws of your country do not permit it to do so.
    14.    Disclaimer of Warranty. The software is licensed “as-is.” You bear the risk of using it. Microsoft gives no express warranties, guarantees or conditions. You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws which this agreement cannot change. To the extent permitted under your local laws, Microsoft excludes the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
    15.    Limitation on and Exclusion of Remedies and Damages. You can recover from Microsoft and its suppliers only direct damages up to U.S. $5.00. You cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect or incidental damages.
    This limitation applies to
    ·    anything related to the software, services, content (including code) on third party Internet sites, or third party programs; and
    ·    claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort to the extent permitted by applicable law.
    It also applies even if Microsoft knew or should have known about the possibility of the damages. The above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you because your country may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or other damages.


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