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About this Course

This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals.

The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself Visual Studio .NET 2003 in 21 Days. You should begin by reading the complete Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 2. Introduction to Visual Studio .NET

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • The many windows and menu options available in Visual Studio .NET
  • Generating help pages for your applications
  • How to use Dynamic Help
  • The different project types and what types of applications you can write
  • Creating code libraries using the .NET Toolbox
  • Customizing your development environment

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Introduction

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Introducing the Start Page
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using Dynamic Help
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) The New Projects Dialog
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Exploring the Visual Studio .NET IDE
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using the Project Menu
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Using the Build Menu
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Managing Code Windows and Designers
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Getting the Right Toolbars
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Customizing Your Environment
 

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

Custom Search
  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Summary of the lesson.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Study the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Take the Quiz to test your understanding.
  4. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Complete the hands-on Exercises.
    Return here after completing your hands-on session.

 


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