I am planning to develop an enterprise application using .NET Framework. I will sell that application to other companies. Do I have to make any payment to Microsoft, like royalties or something else?

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    Pay them some respect. It is a great framework. Other than that, nothing. Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 11:27

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Applications written using .Net library do not require payment to Microsoft in any form.

(The fact that usually .Net apps will run on Windows, generally ensures Microsoft sales of their OS.)

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    and what if i use visual studio 2010 Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 5:11
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    It makes no difference, except you pay for VS 2010 too.
    – ocodo
    Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 5:13
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    You can even create Commercial projects using the Express editions of Visual Studio (if they meet your needs)... Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 5:22
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    @Dhaval - I think In silico (now deleted comment) was because he was confused by your question, it is as if you'd expect to pay royalties to MS for a novel you'd written using Microsoft Word.
    – ocodo
    Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 5:28

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