Chapter 1. Exploring the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Start Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.

  • Use the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment.

  • Open and run a Microsoft Visual Basic program.

  • Change property settings.

  • Move, resize, dock, and auto hide tool windows.

  • Open a Web browser within Visual Studio.

  • Use new Help commands and customize Help.

  • Customize Integrated Development Environment settings to match this book’s step-by-step instructions.

  • Save your changes, and exit Visual Studio.

Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 is an important upgrade and enhancement of the popular Visual Basic development system and an iterative upgrade of the Microsoft Visual Basic .NET 2003 software. This ...

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