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Is Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express free?

Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:43 PM

I am doing some hobby project by using Visual C++, seeking for free tool, is Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express free?
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Re: Is Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express free?

Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:54 PM

Yes. But why not use Visual Studio 2010 or 2012? My preference is Visual Studio 2010.
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Re: Is Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express free?

Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:22 AM

View Postaaron1178, on 17 August 2013 - 08:54 PM, said:

Yes. But why not use Visual Studio 2010 or 2012? My preference is Visual Studio 2010.


Good. I will use 2010. Can Visual Studio do UART application without buy any third part library?
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Re: Is Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express free?

Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:25 AM

Yes, any of the versions can. The issue will be which OS you are running on. If you are running on Windows NT and its derivatives, you'll need to use the Windows APIs to access the serial port -- or write your own device driver. If you were still building DOS applications, then you can free access the UART ports, but DOS applications typically will not run on NT.
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Re: Is Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express free?

Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:15 AM

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Re: Is Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express free?

Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:34 AM

Also, if you're a student, you can most likely get the full editions for free through the computer science dept.
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