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  • i have visual basics 2010 installed perfectly. but i am not aware of any thing like which .net version to have installed and sql too. to make use of all developing features of vb2010 pl suggest me what all extra software components to be present on my computer. help me out thanks in advance.
    Monday, July 26, 2010 10:23 AM

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  • In that case, you'll want to install SQL Server 2008 Express:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7522a683-4cb2-454e-b908-e805e9bd4e28&DisplayLang=en

    If you want additonal .NET Framework versions prior to 4.0 (you can install 2.0 and its extensions, 3.0 and 3.5 in a single install) use this:

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/e/20e90413-712f-438c-988e-fdaa79a8ac3d/dotnetfx35.exe

    Keep in mind that you don't *need* the earlier frameworks unless you want to target them in the applications you develop.

    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Monday, August 2, 2010 6:15 AM
    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:29 PM
  • Hi Azharonly,

    Thank you for your post.

    Visual Studio 2010 can target .NET 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0. However, during VS2010 installation, only .NET Framework 4.0 is included. This means that you will have .NET 4.0 installed together with VS2010.
    If you want to target earlier versions of the .NET Framework, you must have the .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 installed. The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 includes the .NET Framework 2.0, the .NET Framework 3.0, and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. To download and install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, please see: .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (Full Package).

    SQL Server 2008 Express Edition is one optional component that we can choose or not during VS2010 installation. If you don't need it, you can uncheck it during the installation.

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Monday, August 2, 2010 6:15 AM
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:35 AM

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  • Depending on the edition of Visual Studio 2010 you installed, other components, such as SQL Server Express, may have been installed with it.

    Regardless of the VS 2010 edition, .NET Framework 4.0 was installed with it (if not already present).

    For a more detailed response, please tell us which Windows version you are using, and which edition of Visual Studio 2010 you installed.

     

    Monday, July 26, 2010 2:09 PM
  • i am using windows xp sp3. and visual studios 2010 express edition.
    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:18 AM
  • In that case, you'll want to install SQL Server 2008 Express:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7522a683-4cb2-454e-b908-e805e9bd4e28&DisplayLang=en

    If you want additonal .NET Framework versions prior to 4.0 (you can install 2.0 and its extensions, 3.0 and 3.5 in a single install) use this:

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/0/e/20e90413-712f-438c-988e-fdaa79a8ac3d/dotnetfx35.exe

    Keep in mind that you don't *need* the earlier frameworks unless you want to target them in the applications you develop.

    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Monday, August 2, 2010 6:15 AM
    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:29 PM
  • Hi Azharonly,

    Thank you for your post.

    Visual Studio 2010 can target .NET 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0. However, during VS2010 installation, only .NET Framework 4.0 is included. This means that you will have .NET 4.0 installed together with VS2010.
    If you want to target earlier versions of the .NET Framework, you must have the .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 installed. The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 includes the .NET Framework 2.0, the .NET Framework 3.0, and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. To download and install the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, please see: .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (Full Package).

    SQL Server 2008 Express Edition is one optional component that we can choose or not during VS2010 installation. If you don't need it, you can uncheck it during the installation.

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Welcome to the All-In-One Code Framework! If you have any feedback, please tell us.
    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Monday, August 2, 2010 6:15 AM
    Thursday, July 29, 2010 6:35 AM