Help : Free Visual Studio Express 2010

gcbeldar

In the zone
Can Visual Studio Express 2010 used for developing & deploying Commercial Application ?

Requested to Highlight Limitation with respect to Visual Studio Professional 2010
 

sakumar79

Technomancer
Express edition of VS can be used to develop commercial applications... Compared to Pro editions, it lacks some higher end features...

Arun
 

coolpcguy

Resistance is Futile.
Yeah you can do commercial app development.

http://stackoverflow.com/q/86562/92837
The major areas where Visual Studio Express lacks features compared to Visual Studio Professional:

No add-ins/macros
Some Win32 tools missing
No Team Explorer support
Limited refactoring support
Debugging is much more limited (particularly problematic for server development is no remote debugging)
Lack of support for setup projects
No report creation tools
No Office development support
No mobile platform support
Limited set of designers
Limited set of database tools
No code profiling or test framework support
No MFC/ATL support
No support for compiling C++ to 64-bit images (workaround is to install Windows SDK which is free)
 

RahulB

Journeyman
Hmm, Good Question.....
Lets Consider what you want to develop...

1.) If you are developing applications in Native/ISO Standard, then the express edition will do just fine.

2.) You are developing Windows applications using the MFC Libraries - In that case it won't work because MFC isn't bundled with express editions.

3.) You are developing applications using the CLI implementation, will be fine for simple applications but you will be severly lacking in complex ones..

BOTTOM LINE: Use Express editions to learn the language, for serious development get Professional or above :)
 
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gcbeldar

In the zone
Hmm, Good Question.....
Lets Consider what you want to develop...

1.) If you are developing applications in Native/ISO Standard, then the express edition will do just fine.

2.) You are developing Windows applications using the MFC Libraries - In that case it won't work because MFC isn't bundled with express editions.

3.) You are developing applications using the CLI implementation, will be fine for simple applications but you will be severly lacking in complex ones..

BOTTOM LINE: Use Express editions to learn the language, for serious development get Professional or above :)

1. For Developing small Applications like Account, Data Entry, Office Management, Hospital Management etc
 

RahulB

Journeyman
Express editions should do fine for small applications like these, you can do the design in VB, VC++ ( CLI ) and coding as well, with a database backend of SQL Server Express...
 
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