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

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Terminology You Must Know

As a programmer, you will be writing lots of code. After reading Chapter 2, “Creating Your First Windows Application,” you should be familiar with some basic terms used to describe parts of the code: variables, events, properties, and so on. In this section, we will attempt to familiarize you with several terms frequently used to describe and categorize Visual Basic code structures.

Understanding Objects and Classes

To understand Visual Studio .NET, you must understand the concept of an object. In the real world, an object is a thing such as the car you drove to work this morning, or the DVD movie you watched last night. Objects with similar characteristics (such as all cars or all DVDs) can be grouped together into ...

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