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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2012 in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit by James Foxall

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Hour 2. Navigating Visual Basic 2012

What You’ll Learn in This Hour

• Navigating Visual Basic

• Using the Visual Studio 2012 Start Page to open and create projects

• Showing, hiding, docking, and floating design windows

• Customizing menus and toolbars

Adding controls to a form using the toolbox

• Viewing and changing object attributes using the Properties window

• Working with the many files that make up a project

• How to get help

The key to expanding your knowledge of Visual Basic is to become as comfortable as possible—as quickly as possible—with the Visual Basic design environment. Just as a carpenter doesn’t think much about hammering a nail into a piece of wood, performing actions such as saving projects, creating new forms, and setting ...

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