Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express



* Design Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications with built-in designer support
o Create rich Windows applications
o Integrate 2D and 3D graphics, integration of audio and video controls
o Add cool effects
* Create data-enabled applications with the lightweight SQL Server Compact Edition or powerful client/server applications with SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
o Build applications using LINQ (Language Integrated Query) which adds data querying capabilities for SQL Server, XML, and objects to Visual Basic
* Develop quickly with IntelliSense support for the latest Visual Basic enhancements
* Add cool, fun controls to your projects using the C4F Developer Toolkit and the C4F Vista P2P Developer Kit
o Create P2P chat applications with no lines of code
o Build cool applications with easy-to-use drag and drop controls which includes features like Smart Tags, all source code in Visual Basic, QuickStart documentation and much more; exclusively developed for Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Vista
o Stream videos to family with a custom WPF P2P video application
o Get started with the new WPF C4F Dashboard application
* Share projects with others using the Popfly Explorer
* Connect with your friends and create cool applications with the Facebook Developer Toolkit
* Checkout cool fun projects dedicated to Do-It-Yourself developers on Coding4Fun
* Get started quickly by becoming familiar with the Visual Basic development environment with the Introduction to Visual Basic 2008 video
* New to programming or Visual Basic? Start with the Beginner Developer Learning Center
* Access the online documentation including samples and walkthroughs
* Get online with your peers and connect with other beginners and hobbyists
o Read the Visual Basic team's blogs
o Get answers to your questions on the Visual Basic Express forum




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