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Sravanth PalepuSravanth Palepu 

How to create APEX classes in Trial version

I am trying to create a custom controller for a VisualForce page but when I try to navigate to - 
Setup | App Setup | Develop, I do not see a menu option to create APEX classes. Please help.
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Syed Y. TalhaSyed Y. Talha
I will suggest you to register for a developer account. It will give you full freedom to test almost all major feature of salesforce. Plus you can keep it as long as you want. 

http://www.developerforce.com/events/regular/registration.php?d=70130000000EjHb

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Syed Y. TalhaSyed Y. Talha
Make sure "Author Apex" permission is enabled for your Profile. 

Let me know if it resolves your issue. 

Thanks,
Syed Y. TalhaSyed Y. Talha
Also try to configure http://wiki.developerforce.com/page/Apex_Toolkit_for_Eclipse Force.com IDE to create classes, VF Pages and Triggers. 

Sravanth PalepuSravanth Palepu
Syed,
Thanks for your response.
I am not sure where to look for the setting 'Author APEX'...can you help me by pointing it out. I looked under Administrative Setup | Manage Users | Users.
Also, I am running a trial version of Salesforce.com if that makes any difference. 
Syed Y. TalhaSyed Y. Talha
You should be able to create Apex classed in Trial Version. 
go to your user record | Click on your Profile | Click on Systems Permission and Author Apex is second or third permission in there. 
Syed Y. TalhaSyed Y. Talha
Which Salesforce Trial Edition are you using...is it group, professional , Enterprise or Unlimited?
Sravanth PalepuSravanth Palepu
Professional Edition
Syed Y. TalhaSyed Y. Talha
Ah...thats the thing...You can add, edit, or delete Apex using the Salesforce user interface only in a Developer Edition organization, a Salesforce Enterprise Edition trial organization, or sandbox organization.

I guess you may want to sign up for at least Enterprise Edition Trial...Are you evaluating salesforce for your company or just signed up to check functionality or learning Force.com ?
Sravanth PalepuSravanth Palepu
I created a different trial user under 'Enterprise' edition (http://www.salesforce.com/crm/editions-pricing.jsp?d=70130000000s0AL). But when I log into that trial edition...it says 'Profession Edition'. It looks like all trials users are defaulted to Professional Edition.

I am just playing around. I wanted to create a custom controller on a VisualForce page and reaized I needed an APEX class to do that. And thats how I landed here.
Syed Y. TalhaSyed Y. Talha
I will suggest you to register for a developer account. It will give you full freedom to test almost all major feature of salesforce. Plus you can keep it as long as you want. 

http://www.developerforce.com/events/regular/registration.php?d=70130000000EjHb
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Sravanth PalepuSravanth Palepu
Awesome! I can now see the APEX classes menu option. Thanks much Syed!
Syed Y. TalhaSyed Y. Talha
Great. Welcome to the Force.com world :)