vb.net development environment

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MySQL
Visual Basic 6
Visual Studio 2010
I am coming out of retirement and have a couple of projects I was going to do in VB6. After doing a little research it became clear that I needed to migrate my development environment from VB6/sp6 to VB.Net. My question is very basic,, what do I need to start VB.Net development? I do not have any VB6 programs to migrate so I am starting with a clean slate. My projects  will be graphic and database (MySQL and Acess) intensive with web design to follow.
I have a limited budget so any free SW would be helpfull


Software/Hardware used:
XP and Win 7
ASKED: February 7, 2012  2:53 PM
UPDATED: February 28, 2012  8:24 AM

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You can install and use the express version of Visual Studio, which can be found there:
<a href=”http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/express”>Visual Studio 2010 Express Products</a>

You can also use the express edition of SQL Server, which can be found in the above link as well.

MySQL can also be downloaded and used for free. Here’s a link:
<a href=”http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/”>Download MySQL Community Server</a>

There is no free version of Access, so you would need an Office license.

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  • BIllu
    use the lighter version of vision studio that is express edition. and u can also use connect vb.net with sql server.
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