Visual Studio Express Licensing RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,


    I was wanting to use Visual C++ 2010 Express for developing proprietary software that I would then sell. Is this legal? What are the restrictions and terms here?




    Thursday, November 25, 2010 12:51 AM


  • Looks like you are free to develop and sell using express, see this thread by Adrian Collier (Program Manager - Visual Studio Express).

    He states:

    'Provided that you comply with all the License Terms for a particular Express release, the 2010 Express SKUS can be used to create commercial software. Before you register the express SKU you are effectively running a trial version of the Express product, which expires after 30 days.  There is no limit on creating commercial software during the trial period. Once you register the product, the ‘Evaluation’ text changes to show it is a licensed copy.'

    Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:47 PM