Getting Familiar with the New IDE

Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET combines all the .NET languages, which include Visual Basic .NET (VB .NET), Visual C# .NET (VC# .NET), and Visual C++, and the features of Visual InterDev into one environment. It is possible to have a project from each language open simultaneously and build them all with a single menu selection. This is a radical departure from the different environments that Visual Basic and Visual C++ had with previous versions of Visual Studio.

Microsoft has produced an environment that allows the developer to work seamlessly with all the .NET technologies. The new Integrated Development Environment (IDE) makes heavy use of rich content with Web browser–type functionality. Beginning with the ...

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