Compilers, instead of Visual Studio Express!

Does anyone know of a compiler that I can download for free, instead of Visual Studio Express? I’m not talking about a “Code Editor”. A compiler, that will compile a program I wrote in visual basic.

Dev C++, doesnt support .NET.

Any suggestions?

The .NET framework has a compiler built in. You do not need visual studio. You can just call the .net compiler through a cmd prompt. My I ask y you do not want to use VS?

Oh sweet. Well, I do wanna use Visual Studio Express. I’m just waiting for it to download, but in the meantime, I wanna be able to run my program I developed.

How can I call to the .NET Framework through command prompt?

ahh ok.

That should get you on your way.

Thanks, NightStalker.

I got a question though? I have to download the actual Framework before I can use follow those instructions in that link correct?

Yes you would, another option is this tool, it’s more compact and allows .NET development:

It doesn’t support C++.NET (if that’s what you needed) but it does support VB.NET, C#, F#, Boo, IronPython and IronRuby.


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I downloaded the program and I love it so far. It’s not as bulky as Visual Studio Express. I might stick with this program untill I can really grasp the language. (Including) it’s free. Cant beat that right?

I’m mad, I found out that If I would’ve stayed in my Visual basic class that I wouldve gotten Visual Studio for free. :confused:
Suck’s, but i’d rather learn the language on my own. :slight_smile:

The express version of VS is also free. I have never tried this program before, but from the screenshots it looks rather promosing for small app development/learning