The Visual Basic 2010 Express Install File can be downloaded, for free, from Microsoft's Website: www.microsoft.com/express/downloads/
That website also holds the downloads for the Express editions of C++, C#, Visual Web Developer, and Visual Studio for Windows Phone CTP. Visual Studio Express 2008 is still available and so is the Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition Trial.
After 30 days Visual Basic 2010 will have to be registered. No financial information is needed to receive the free product key code that will unlock Visual Basic. Registration can be done by clicking the registration button or by going to Microsoft's website.
Visual Basic is an easy to learn programming language. There are tutorials on QBasic, for users have never programmed before. Qbasic is a free language that is more simple to learn than Visual Basic.
Visual Basic 2010 is a free IDE and compiler that uses the .Net 4 Framework. Users, schools, teachers, and students who are sill using the classic VB (VB6 or less) should consider upgrading to the new VB 2010 since the Express edition is free and suited for classroom and other environments.