I'm trying to learn V/B and the book I bought came with V/B 6 but the "Make .exe" function in the menu is greyed out (unavailable). What's the cheapest, legal way for me to compile the executable files?
The book I have mentions another book that comes with a CD that contains a VB compiler but I can't find it at the store (discontinued &/or reclaimed by publisher - ?).
In hopes of obtaining a compiler, I downloaded MS VB "Express" (?) at work today - it also won't create a stand alone, executable file.
Oh well - guess I could fork out $380 for the Professional version, but my budget is "gone" as I just ordered a spiffy new notebook w/all the bells-n-whistles. I'm tempted to obtain a version from academicsuperstore.com, but, I'm still unsure which version to get that will allow me to make a stand alone .exe file.
VB6 will no longer be supported in the next version of .NET. The version of .NET after that will remove all VB support. Therefore, VB is pointless to learn unless you start with .NET. At least if you lean the environment, things like C# is easier to pick up.
I love Micro$oft
If you'd like, you can buy my version of VB.NET studio for cheap (like $50). I had to buy it for school, then decided I would stick to Linux for a dev environment.
Good luck with that, I think you will find you can do the project you want with it no problem.