Which tools can be used for .NET Development?
The .NET Framework SDK is free and includes command-line compilers for C++, C#, and VB.NET and various
other utilities to aid development.
CLI CTS Metadata CLS IL VES
Code Access Security
SharpDevelop is a free IDE for C# and VB.NET.
Microsoft Visual Studio Express editions are cut-down versions of Visual Studio, for hobbyist or novice
developers and are available for FREE Download at Microsoft site. Note that .NET 2.0 Framework gets downloaded
along with Visual Studio Express & All versions above Visual Studio Express.
Download Visual Studio Express
There are different versions for C#, VB, web development etc.
Microsoft Visual Studio Standard 2005 is around $300, or $200 for the upgrade.
Microsoft VIsual Studio Professional 2005 is around $800, or $550 for the upgrade. At the top end of the
price range are the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Developers 2005 with MSDN Premium
and Team Suite editions. Visual Web Developer Express is available as a free download.
The next version of Visual Studio, code named Orcas, Beta 1 has been released as a Beta Version and is available
for download. Download Orcas