Along with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Profesional, Premium and Ulitimate Editions, Microsoft also released the Express Edition that is free stripped down IDE’s that are used to promote and educate about the Microsoft development platform. This is very useful if you are looking to write small pieces of code and not interesting in buying the complete software. There is also no licensing restrictions for applications built using Visual Studio Express Editions. Visual Studio 2010 comes with .NET Framework 4 and supports developing applications targeting Windows 7. It has integrated support for developing Microsoft Silverlight applications. Product Homepage.
- Microsoft® Visual Web Developer® 2010 Express is an easy to use environment for dynamic Web application development.
- Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 Express is ideal for the developer learning to program on Microsoft® Windows®.
- Microsoft® Visual C#® 2010 Express offers a greater combination of power and productive for Windows developers building on .NET.
- Microsoft® Visual C++® 2010 Express provides developers the horsepower with a finer degree of control than the other Visual Studio Express productions.