Visual Basic .NET/Getting Started
In this manual, however, we will only be covering Microsoft's official IDE. Programming a form (window) by hand can be challenging if you are not familliar with the language, so starting with a good form designer will help a lot.
Okay, it's now time for your first program!
Start up a Visual Basic .NET IDE and create a windows application.
Double click on the form to open up the code view. You should see something similar to:
Public Class Form1 Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form [Windows Form Designer generated code] Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load End Sub End Class
Enter in the follwing code in the Form_Load Sub (between the "Private Sub" line and the "End Sub" line):
This creates your classic "Hello World!" program.
Press F5 or go to the Debug menu and select Start to start the program. You should see an alert box that says "Hello World!" and then the main window (with nothing on it) should open. Click the "X" in the title bar like you would to quit any program!Last modified on 28 February 2007, at 00:12