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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET by Jeff Spotts, Brian Siler

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Setting Up a New Windows Project

To develop a Visual Basic .NET application, you must first enter the Visual Basic .NET development environment, then set up a project. In Visual Basic terminology, a project acts as a repository for all the files needed to create an application.

Starting Visual Basic .NET

Begin by starting the Visual Basic .NET Integrated Development Environment (IDE). When Visual Basic .NET’s IDE opens, you will normally see the Get Started pane of the Visual Studio Start Page, shown in Figure 2.2.

Figure 2.2. A new Visual Basic .NET session displays the Visual Studio Start Page.

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