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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2008 Step by Step by Michael Halvorson

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Chapter 2. Writing Your First Program

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Create the user interface for a new program.

  • Set the properties for each object in your user interface.

  • Write program code.

  • Save and run the program.

  • Build an executable file.

As you learned in Chapter 1, Chapter 1, the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) contains several powerful tools to help you run and manage your programs. Visual Studio also contains everything you need to build your own applications for Windows and the Web from the ground up.

In this chapter, you'll learn how to create a simple but attractive user interface with the controls in the Visual Studio Toolbox. Next you'll learn how to customize the operation of ...

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