Developing with Visual Studio .NET

We apologize for making you suffer through learning how to compile and test Visual Basic .NET code without the assistance of the Visual Studio .NET IDE. But there's a good reason for approaching things from this perspective first. Now that you've seen the fundamentals of how the Visual Basic .NET compiler works, you will better appreciate how Visual Studio .NET adds another layer of value on top of it.

Development with Visual Studio .NET is based on the notion of projects and solutions. A Visual Studio .NET project represents a single build target such as an EXE or a DLL. For example, Visual Studio .NET allows you to create console application projects. Whenever you build such a project, the Visual Studio .NET ...

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