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.
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.
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