Tag: Portable

Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Portable Download

I found a new package, a portable version of Visual C# 2008, only 75MB (7zip archive) or 101MB(after extracting). It will be a good choice for who love the power and convenient. Requires .NET Framework 2.0 to run it. But i recommend you to use SharpDevelop – an open-source but powerful and light-weight .NET IDE

Tested on Windows XP x86 SP3, not tested with Windows 7 yet 🙂
You can download with this link (Updated Nov 9):

Enjoy and Best Regards,


Portable Visual Basic.NET 2005 Express (83MB)

Here is the new package which I found on the internet, for who interested in dotNET Programming and Portable Application. Very lightweight and easy to use, but lacks some features and can’t be compared with full installation. So it only suitable for making demonstration apps or practicing coding, not for serious business jobs. if you want a tiny IDE with full features included, i advice you to use SharpDevelop – an open source IDE for .NET which supports most of .NET languages, and it can be found here : http://www.icsharpcode.net/opensource/sd/ , would be a better choice. Require dotNET Framework 2.0 and tested on win 7, it doesn’t run well (notice this)

Link download (83MB 7-zip archive):


Notice: It has a folder named “Templates”(with 2 sub-folders are “ProjectTemplates” and “ItemTemplates”) which contain templates to create application, so to use these templates, in VB.net main Window, go to Menu Tools -> Option -> in the Left Panel choose “Projects and Solutions” then specify the folder path in 2 fields: VBINS

Press “OK” button and enjoy 🙂 Regard, Levis