Chapter 1. Getting Started with Visual Basic 2010

I'm assuming that you have installed one of the several versions of Visual Studio 2010. For this book, I used the Professional edition of Visual Studio, but just about everything discussed in this book applies to the Standard edition as well. Some of the Professional edition features that are not supported by the Standard edition include the database tools, which are discussed in Chapter 15 through Chapter 18 of this book.

You may have already explored the new environment on your own, but I'm going to start with an overview of Visual Studio and its basic tools for the benefit of readers who aren't familiar with them. I will not assume any prior knowledge of Visual Basic 6 or Visual Basic .NET, just ...

Get Mastering Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.