I am coming out of retirement and have a couple of projects I was going to do in VB 6. After doing a little research it became clear that I needed to migrate my development environment from VB 6/SP 6 to VB.NET. My question is very basic, what do I need to start VB.NET development? I do not have any VB 6 programs to migrate so I am starting with a clean slate. My projects will be graphic and database (MySQL and Access) intensive with web design to follow.
I have a limited budget so any free SW would be helpful.