Samples and Starter KitsThese Samples and Starter Kits are fully functional sample applications. Each sample is complete and well-documented so that you can get started right away!
Visual Studio Express Registration BenefitsVisual Studio Express Registration Benefits include many resources and benefits to ensure that you have a great experience with Express edition products.
Vista P2P ToolkitThe Vista P2P Toolkit allows you to create cool, fun peer-to-peer applications with no lines of code necessary!
Coding4FunLike to take things apart to see how they work? Check out the Coding4Fun columns to learn all about cool and fun software projects using the Visual Studio Express Editions.
Using an Access DatabaseLearn how to use an Access database in your Visual Studio Express applications.
In the third tier, it’s time to take your programming skills to the next level. In C++, learn key terminology and concepts, create and display a Window, and gain an understanding of COM. In VB.NET and C#, work with data in a database, connect that data to your user interface, work with XML, manage potential errors using exceptions, and step through sample applications to really see what makes things work. By the end of this tier, you will be ready to start creating great Windows applications on your own!
> Lesson 8: Working with SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
> Lesson 9: Databinding
> Lesson 10: Working with XML
> Lesson 11: Handling Exceptions
> Lessons 12 – 16: RSS Reader Project
> Learn to Program for Windows in C++
> Hilo: Windows 7 C++ Development Walkthroughs
> Lesson 1: How to Add Audio (Part 1)
> Lesson 2: How to Add Audio (Part 2)
> Lesson 3: Customizing the Button Control
> Lesson 4: How to Use the Dialog Controls
> Lesson 5: How to Use the FlowLayout Panel
> Lesson 6: How to Create a System Tray Application Using the NotifyIcon Control
> Lesson 7: How to Call Other Applications Using the Process Control
> Lesson 8: How to Use the SplitContainer Control
> Lesson 9: How to Use the TableLayout Control
> Lesson 10: How to Use the Timer Control
> Visual Basic: Basic Windows Forms Starter Kit: My Items Tracking Application
> Visual C#: Basic Windows Forms Starter Kit: My Items Tracking Application
> Notify One Form in a Windows Forms Application that Data in Another Form has Changed
> Exchange Data Between Two Forms in a Windows Forms Application
> Access the Clipboard to Copy and Paste Text, Images or Generic Objects
> Create a Detail Edit Form for Tabular Data or Data in a Grid