Chapter 1. Exploring the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Start Visual Studio 2008.

  • Use the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment.

  • Open and run a Visual Basic program.

  • Change property settings.

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

  • Use the IDE Navigator.

  • Open a Web browser within Visual Studio.

  • Use new Help commands and customize Help.

  • Customize IDE settings to match this book's step-by-step instructions.

  • Save your changes, and exit Visual Studio.

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