Start Page

The Start Page is what you will see first when you open Visual Studio .NET (unless you configure it otherwise). A typical Start Page is shown in Figure 3-1.

Figure 3-1. Visual Studio .NET Start Page


Along the top of the application window is a typical set of menus and buttons. These menus and buttons are context sensitive and will change as the current window changes.

You will see three tabs: Projects, Online Resources, and My Profile. The Projects tab shows the list of existing projects and lets you open a new project. The Online Resources shows a series of links that include:

Get Started

The default selection, provides a means of finding sample code.

What's New

Links to new developments in the .NET world, training and events, and tips.

Online Community

More links to the .NET community, including web sites, newsgroups, tech support resources, code examples, and component sources.


Links to news stories about .NET and specific topics such as XML web services.

Search Online

A form for searching the MSDN online library.


Links to free and subscriber downloads, including sample applications.

XML Web Services

Forms to search for or register web services.

Web Hosting

Links to hosting providers.

The My Profile tab allows configuration of high-level Visual Studio .NET settings.

Windows Forms and the .NET Framework

Getting Started

Visual Studio .NET


Windows Forms

Dialog Boxes

Controls: The Base Class

Mouse Interaction

Text and Fonts

Drawing and GDI+

Labels and Buttons

Text Controls

Other Basic Controls

TreeView and ListView

List Controls

Date and Time Controls

Custom Controls

Menus and Bars


Updating ADO.NET

Exceptions and Debugging

Configuration and Deployment

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Programming. NET Windows Applications
Programming .Net Windows Applications
ISBN: 0596003218
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 148
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