Preparing Before You Begin Programming

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First, you need to have everything you need to get started programming in Visual Studio. However, as long as you have a PC equipped with Windows and an Internet environment, you can arrange them almost for free, so there is no need to worry.

programming language

First of all, in order to form a program, it is necessary to decide which programming language to use. Visual Studio allows you to use VB.NET, C#, C, C++, C++, C++/CLI, J#, and so on, but it can also support other languages.

On this site, explanations are given using "C#" among "VB.NET" and "C#" promoted by Microsoft. However, I think that there are people who use other languages, so we also distribute data created in "C#", "VB.NET", and "C++/CLI" as sample data.

Basically, no matter which programming language you choose, you can make almost the same thing, so you can choose the language you like.

What you'll need

Here's a list of what you need to do the programming.

  • personal computer
  • Internet environment
  • OS (Window XP or later)
  • Visual Studio 2005 Japanese (any Visual Studio 2005 series)

personal computer

First, prepare a computer with Windows (I think you already have one). Regarding the specifications for using Visual Studio 2005, the development environment, Microsoft states as follows:

Specs for installing Visual Studio 2005

processor Minimum: 600 MHz Pentium processor

Recommended: 1 GHz Pentium processor
RAM Minimum: 192 MB

Recommended: 256 MB
Hard disk space Up to 2.7 GB of free space required
display 1,024 × 768 or higher resolution, 256 colors or more
mouse Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device

However, please think that this notation is the minimum necessary specification. When it comes to big projects, I feel that this spec is a little lacking in operation.

Internet environment

I will not write anything in particular because it seems that you already have an Internet environment at the time you look at this site. An Internet connection is required to install Visual Studio and register products, but is not required after you have done so.

OS (Operating System)

The tips presented here assume that the OS is Windows XP. There's nothing you can't do with earlier versions of the OS, but Microsoft is moving toward supporting Windows XP and later, so we'll be moving forward with XP or later.

Visual Studio 2005 Japanese版

There are several types of Visual Studio 2005, and the free version of Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition can be downloaded from Microsoft.

The download page is "Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition" here, but for the free version of Express Edition, the package is different for each programming language. As below each

VB.NET Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
C # Visual C# 2005 Express Edition
C++/CLI Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
J # Visual J# 2005 Express Edition

You will be able to install Visual Studio with the web installer from the link in . Also as a free version

Web Application Creation Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition C#, VB.NET, J# included
database SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

is also distributed.

The Express Edition is free of charge, but there are also higher-level versions (paid) such as "Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition" and "Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition". There are also functions that are not in the Express Edition, so it is recommended for those who are not satisfied with the Express Edition. In addition, Standard Edition and above packages include all languages, so you do not need to install each language.

In order to use Visual Studio, you need to register the product (license registration), so please follow the instructions when you start Visual Studio to obtain a license.

* For the above explanation link of the phrase, I use "IT Glossary e-Words".