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Old September 23rd, 2007, 09:46 AM
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Default VBA, VB, VB.NET,...???

Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, VB.net... what are the differences among them? Does it exist a web page which explains it in detail?

I just wrote my first VB Express 2005 program: now how do I distribute it? What do my user need to use it? Is the .exe enough, or do they need some tons of additional stuff?...

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VB 6 is an implementation of VBA, but that allows creation of programs that run outside of a host environment (like Word, Access, Excel, et al.).

VB.NET is a vast upgrade to Visual Basic, different enough that some called it VB.NOT and Visual Fred. It is but one of an array of .NET technologies, all of which work well together, and all of which create "managed" code.

VBE’05? I’ll leave that to others to help you with..
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I have not used VBE but, if it is like Visual Studio (in this regard anyway) you should be able to create a Setup and Deployment project which will allow you to distribute your application. Tutorials on how to do this are all over the net so just check google.

The .exe of your application is not enough if the user you are deploying it to does nto have the correct .NET framework installed. So, since you are using VBE 2005 the end user must have, at least, the 2.0 framework installed. You can add the DotNet Redistributable to the setup project so that, if the user does not have it installed, it can be installed as part of your setup.


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