Visual Basic 2008 Programming: Business Applications with a Design Perspective
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Chapter 2: Visual Basic Programming Concepts
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Starting a New Project

Once you get the IDE started, you should see the Start Page, which show a list of previous projects. Below the list, you should see the Open Project and New Project buttons (see Figure 2-2).

Figure 2-2
The Start Page

To start a new project, follow these steps:

  1. Click the New Project button. The New Project dialog box should appear (see Figure 2-3).
  2. If necessary, highlight the Windows Application icon in the Templates pane.
  3. Type the proper name and location (file path) in their respective text boxes. Because you just are exploring, use the same name and location as supplied by the IDE (take the default and do nothing).
  4. Click the OK button.

Figure 2-3
The New Project dialog box

The IDE will appear with a blank form in the center as well as several other elements (see Figure 2-4). The following sections introduce these elements.

Figure 2-4
The IDE for Visual Basic

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