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  Why O'Reilly and .NET?
Subject:   .net stuff
Date:   2003-06-05 19:19:17
From:   cardinals2003
Response to: .net stuff

>can you write VB on notepad?
>no way.! have to pay for that.


Wrong. You CAN program VB or C-Sharp on notepad. And the software SDK is a free download from Microsoft. The SDK includes a command line compiler, as well as everything else needed to build complete .NET apps. Visual Studio .NET is not free, but it certainly isn't necessary for building apps.