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Application Development Using Visual Basic® and .NET by Dana L. Wyatt, Peter Thorsteinson, Robert J. Oberg

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Summary

Visual Studio .NET is a very rich integrated development environment (IDE) with many features to make programming more enjoyable. In this appendix we covered the basics of using Visual Studio to edit, compile, run, and debug programs so that you will be equipped to use Visual Studio in the rest of the book. Visual Studio .NET has a vast array of features for building database applications, Web applications, components, and many other kinds of projects. It supports many different languages. A project can be built in different configurations, such as Debug and Release, and when you finish an application, you should produce a Release build and use that executable to run the program. In this book we are using only a tiny fraction of the capabilities ...

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