Introduction

If you have used Visual Studio 6 or any of its constituent products, such as VB, Visual C++, and Visual InterDev, you are going to love Visual Studio .NET. Visual Studio 6, like all previous versions of Visual Studio, consisted of a set of separate and independent development environments that were bundled together for marketing purposes. The development tools in Visual Studio 6 were very different from each other. VB, Visual InterDev and Visual C++ have completely different GUI designers, debuggers, and code editors. The default keyboard bindings are different across these tools as are the standard libraries that are available to you in each tool. Cross-language development and debugging was difficult in this environment. Visual ...

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