Visual Basic 2008 Programming: Business Applications with a Design Perspective
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Chapter 2: Visual Basic Programming Concepts
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Handling VB Program Files

When you make changes in your project if your IDE options have not been changed since its installation, these changes will automatically be saved in the folder name that you gave. The folder should have the same name as the solution.

Reopening a Project

When you start the IDE, you can reopen the project by clicking the Open Project button in the Start page. An Open Project dialog box will appear. You can then browse to find the project you want to open. Alternatively, if it is a recent project, you may see it in the list of recent projects at the center of the IDE. You can click on the name to open the project.

If you are already working on a project and would like to switch to another one, you can do the following:

  1. Click the File menu in the menu bar.
  2. Select the Open option.
  3. Click Project in the submenu. The Open Project dialog box will appear.
  4. Browse to find the project and select.

If the project is one that you worked recently, you may switch to it with this shortcut:

  1. Click the File menu in the menu bar.
  2. Select the Recent Projects option.
  3. Find and select the project in the list of recent projects.

Starting a New Project While In Another Project

Suppose you have finished a project and decide to create a new project. You can remain in the IDE and start a new project by following these steps:

  1. Click the File menu in the menu bar.
  2. Select the New option.
  3. Click Project. The New Project dialog will appear (See Figure 2.4). You can then start a new project.

Organizing Your Projects and Solutions

If you do not choose a location when you create a new project, the IDE creates the new folder within the folder under which the previous project was saved. If this is the first project it creates, it will save it under the Visual Studio 2008/Projects folder, located under the My Documents folder. The Welcome project that you created in the previous example should be there if the setting has not been changed since the IDE’s installation. As you proceed, you will eventually create many projects and solutions. For better organization, you probably will not want to have all these folders created directly under the Visual Studio 2008/Projects folder. You will need to consider how these solutions should be organized on your disk. This aspect will be discussed later in this chapter.

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