VC++ Express Edition is Free

Effective from April 19th, all Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions are permanently Free.

For more information, take a look at http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=357238&SiteID=1

Also, if you have any concerns or issues you are facing with the VC++ Express Edition, you can use the VC++ Express Specific Forums.

Thanks,

  Ayman