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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 Developer’s Handbook by Klaus Löffelmann and Sarika Calla Purohit

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Console Applications

If you are developing for end users, you are probably creating programs that use the Windows graphic user interface. In Microsoft .NET jargon, such applications are called Windows Forms applications, or WinForms applications for short. For end users, this is currently the simplest and most familiar way to navigate a program; however, that project type is not necessarily appropriate when it comes to teaching developers, because the bells and whistles of the Windows UI, with all its graphic elements (such as buttons, dialog boxes, mouse control, and so on) can distract learners from focusing on each particular language element.

In .NET, you can use another project type, as well, which results in applications that older programmers ...

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