Ok, so i was sitting here once again browsing the web before heading to bed.. and came across a site i often times do.. Visual Studio 2005 Express, basically what they are is FREE download versions of Visual Studio tools, Visual Basic 2005 Express, Visual C# 2004 Express, Visual C++ 2005 Express, Visual J# 2005 Express, Visual Web Developer 2005, and even SQL Server 2005 Express. They are basically tools for users like you and me that cant afford VS 2005 (which is quite expensive), but want to make our own programs. So check one out and write back with your experiences.. Personally im using the Visual C++ 2005 Express to double check all my homework for my C++ class..