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Developing Applications with Visual Basic

This section covers conceptual documentation for the Visual Basic language.

Using the Visual Basic Development Environment

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

Programming in Visual Basic

Covers a variety of programming subjects.

Development with My (Visual Basic)

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.

Creating and Using Components in Visual Basic

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

Printing and Reporting (Visual Basic)

Provides overviews and links to the relevant documentation related to printing and reporting.

Windows Forms Application Basics (Visual Basic)

Provides information about creating Windows Forms applications by using Visual Studio.

Customizing Projects and Extending My with Visual Basic

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

Visual Basic Programming Guide

Walks through the essential elements of programming with Visual Basic.

Visual Basic Language Reference

Contains reference documentation for the Visual Basic language.