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Developing Applications with Visual Basic 

This section covers conceptual documentation for the Visual Basic language.

In This Section

Using the Visual Basic Editor

Contains Help on features of the Visual Basic editor, such as Intellisense Code Snippets, Project Properties, and creating XML documentation for Visual Basic.

Security and Visual Basic Development

Discusses the three common areas where you need to address security concerns.

Programming in Visual Basic

Covers a variety of programming subjects.

Development with My

Discusses a new feature called My, which provides access to information and default object instances that are related to an application and its run-time environment.

Accessing Data in Visual Basic Applications

Contains Help on accessing data in Visual Basic.

Debugging Your Visual Basic Application

Provides pointers to documentation for the debugging features built into Visual Studio.

Exception and Error Handling in Visual Basic

Contains Help on both structured and unstructured exception handling, as well as configuring warnings, Smart Compile Auto Correction, and types of errors.

Deploying Your Application

Gives an overview of deployment features in the .NET Framework and Visual Studio.

Creating and Using Components in Visual Basic

Defines the term component and discusses how and when to create components.

Going Further with Visual Basic

Provides overviews of various subject areas, such as forms, network operations, and Web services.

Customizing Projects and Extending My with Visual Basic

Describes how you can customize project templates to provide additional My objects.

Related Sections

Visual Basic Programming Guide

Walks through the essential elements of programming with Visual Basic.

Visual Basic Reference

Contains reference documentation for the Visual Basic language.