Chapter 1. Getting to Know Visual Basic 2012

After completing this chapter, you’ll be able to

  • Describe various development opportunities for Visual Basic programmers.

  • Download and install Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8.

  • Start Visual Studio Express and explore the Visual Studio IDE.

  • Open and run a Visual Basic program.

  • Use Visual Studio programming tools and windows.

  • Customize the Visual Studio IDE.

  • Save changes and exit Visual Studio.

THIS CHAPTER INTRODUCES YOU to Microsoft Visual Basic programming and gives you the skills you need to get up and running with the Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The Visual Studio IDE is the application you use to build and run Visual Basic programs. ...

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