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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005 Express Edition: Build a Program Now! by Patrice Pelland

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Chapter 3. Creating Your First Application

You’ve been introduced to Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005 Express Edition; now it’s time to create your first application. You’ll start this chapter by learning about the differences between a console application and a Windows application. You’ll then look at the Integrated Development Environment (IDE). As its name implies, the IDE is the application that provides all the tools you need to design, plan, develop, and distribute your applications. We could have used any text editor, like Notepad, for example, but in this chapter and for the reminder of the book, you’ll be using the IDE to create your applications.

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