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Application Development Using Visual Basic® and .NET by Dana L. Wyatt, Peter Thorsteinson, Robert J. Oberg

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Visual Studio .NET and Console Applications

Visual Basic has traditionally been associated with visual development, as is suggested by its name. But now you can also build applications using command-line tools, and you can create console applications that do not have a Windows user interface. In this section we will first preview using Visual Studio .NET to create a Windows application, and then we look at the new feature of console applications.

Visual Studio .NET

The Visual Basic development environment is Visual Studio, which has also provided a visual tool for other languages, such as Visual C++ and Visual J++. With Visual Studio 6.0 there was a separate IDE for the different languages. All this changes with Visual Studio .NET. In keeping ...

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