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  • If I have Visual Studio C++ Express 2010 installed on my computer, and I decide to install Visual Studio Visual Basic Express 2010 as well, are these actually two independent products that are installed in different places on the machine, or do they share files and folders, or what? I want to install Visual Basic to help my father learn programming, but I already have C++ installed and I don't want to mess up that installation. Thanks in advance.
    Friday, January 14, 2011 11:19 AM

Answers

  • Yes, you may run both development environments side by side. They do share some files and of course the .NET Framework.

    Help for the Express Editions can be found at the below link:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/vsexpress


    Paul ~~~~ Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)

    • Marked as answer by Calvin_Gao Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:09 AM
    Friday, January 14, 2011 1:15 PM
  • I suspect that it is your imagination.  The two products will also use the same "Visual Studio 2010" folder in your "Documents" folder, however.  You might wish to divide your "Projects" folder into separate directories for each product.

    VB and C++.  Happy Coding.


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    • Marked as answer by Calvin_Gao Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:09 AM
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:15 AM
  • Agatel,

    If you standard install Visual Studio in the non Express version than default is installed C++, C#, VB and F#, beside that SQL Manager and a bunch of other stuff.

    See this link which I found while searching for versions

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms246609(v=VS.100).aspx

    Success
    Cor
    • Marked as answer by Calvin_Gao Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:09 AM
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 11:33 AM

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  • You should post this in visual studio installation forum

    kaymaf


    CODE CONVERTER SITE

    http://www.carlosag.net/Tools/CodeTranslator/.

    http://www.developerfusion.com/tools/convert/csharp-to-vb/.

    Friday, January 14, 2011 11:45 AM
  • Shared parts will only be installed one time, for instance the framework 4

    The current Express versions share the same start folder which is Visual Studio 2010 Express.

    But what are you worrying, if your dad is a separated user the OS should take care of your worries.

     


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    Cor
    Friday, January 14, 2011 12:01 PM
  • Yes, you may run both development environments side by side. They do share some files and of course the .NET Framework.

    Help for the Express Editions can be found at the below link:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/vsexpress


    Paul ~~~~ Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)

    • Marked as answer by Calvin_Gao Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:09 AM
    Friday, January 14, 2011 1:15 PM
  • Thanks everyone. I installed VB and it seems to work okay, although I have the vague impression that some C++ programs now compile and link more slowly. Is that just my imagination, or did VB add something to the build process for other programs in C++?
    Friday, January 14, 2011 10:41 PM
  • I suspect that it is your imagination.  The two products will also use the same "Visual Studio 2010" folder in your "Documents" folder, however.  You might wish to divide your "Projects" folder into separate directories for each product.

    VB and C++.  Happy Coding.


    Mark the best replies as answers. "Fooling computers since 1971."

    http://rudedog2.spaces.live.com/default.aspx

    • Marked as answer by Calvin_Gao Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:09 AM
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:15 AM
  • Agatel,

    If you standard install Visual Studio in the non Express version than default is installed C++, C#, VB and F#, beside that SQL Manager and a bunch of other stuff.

    See this link which I found while searching for versions

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms246609(v=VS.100).aspx

    Success
    Cor
    • Marked as answer by Calvin_Gao Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:09 AM
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 11:33 AM