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Getting Started

This section of the documentation helps you get started with Visual Basic and Visual C# application development.

In This Section

Additional Resources for Visual Basic Programmers
Lists sites and newsgroups that can help you find answers to common Visual Basic problems.
Additional Resources for Visual C# Programmers
Lists sites and newsgroups that can help you find answers to common Visual C# problems.
What's New in Visual Basic and Visual C#
Covers new features for different areas, including Web development, data access, component creation, and the Visual Basic and Visual C# languages.
Visual Basic Standard Edition Features
Describes the features of the standard edition of Visual Basic.
Visual C# .NET Standard Edition
Provides links to descriptions of the features of the standard edition of Visual C#.

Related Sections

Decision Chart
Provides an interactive guide to help you choose which approach or technology to use, as well as links to more information.
Walkthroughs in Visual Basic and Visual C#
Provides links to topics that walk you through complete scenarios covering different types of applications.
Common Tasks in Visual Basic and Visual C#
Provides links to topics on common programming tasks.
Code for Visual Basic Programmers
Highlights the code examples available within this section of the Visual Basic documentation.
.NET Framework Class Library in Visual Studio
Explains essential concepts and lists the most important namespaces for each feature area, and provides links to more information.
Samples
Provides links to sample code in both Visual Basic and Visual C#.
Using Help in Visual Studio .NET
Explains how to use filters and provides links to topics about searching Help, using the index, and finding information in the MSDN Library.
Customizing the Development Environment
Covers how to set options for the integrated development environment (IDE), such as shortcut keys and debugging preferences.
Product Support
Covers how to receive support and give feedback.
Visual Studio .NET
Provides links into the Visual Studio documentation.
Visual Studio .NET Editions
Lists the features of the three editions of Visual Studio.
Visual Basic and Visual C#
Provides links into the documentation on rapid application development.
Visual C++
Provides links into the Visual C++ documentation.
Introducing Visual J#
Provides an overview of Visual J#, as well as a description of the Visual J# architecture.
Programming with Office
Provides information on using Microsoft Office and Visual Studio .NET as part of your business application.
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