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I Need Help! Book: Visual Programming for Teens

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Ok, I am TOTALY new to this, i purchase this book and it says even though i am a beginer, i should get the gist of it. I just purchased a "Visual Basic: Programming for teens" and got it in the mail today. It came with a CD-ROM. Once I brake the seal to open it, I cannot return it. So, I need help on two things (If you have used this book): 1) Is the CD-ROM compatible with Windows XP? 2) How can i get the Microsoft Visual Basic Program on my computer, it is not on the CD. Does anyone have a link to download it possibly?

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1) Is the CD-ROM compatible with Windows XP?

The book was published the 21st of December, so yes it should be.

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2) How can i get the Microsoft Visual Basic Program on my computer, it is not on the CD.

Are you certain ? Books like these usually don't come without the requisite tools. As for a free Visual Basic compiler (off the web), I do not think there is one available.

<edit :: If you're looking for a .Net compiler, you can try here; I just assumed it was VB6.

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I am going to be crossing my fingers when i open up the CD...

Well, On the back of the book, it says "What's on the CD:"
- Animated sprites and tiles featured in this book
-DirectX SDK for Visual Basic
-Mappy--a level editing program
-source code from the book

Well, thats all it says, i looked in the book, and it the instruction to start is to open a Visual Basic Application.

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"2) How can i get the Microsoft Visual Basic Program on my computer, it is not on the CD. Does anyone have a link to download it possibly?"

So,
Did you have the VisualBasic ?
If not, you can purchase VisualBasic .NET Standard 2003 via Amazon.com, $89.99 (If not too expensive for you, in fact, I never buy it, it was too expensive for me).

If your book is for VB 6.0, and you has the .NET, you can still learn VB.

If you just want the VB / VB.NET compiler, just follow the stormrunner's instuctions.

Well, I hope this will help your problems ! Sorry, beacause I only can do this....

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i dunno whether this will help u or not. I heard this is free(Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2005), i'm not sure whether it has IDE or not.

http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/

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