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Visual Basic Starter Kits

A Starter Kit is essentially an enhanced project template that can be shared with other members of the community. Visit the How To: Create A Starter Kit page to learn how to create your own or visit How To: Install a Starter Kit to learn how to install new Starter Kits.

Windows Forms Starter Kits

Amazon-Enabled Movie Collection Starter Kit for Amazon-Enabled Movie Collection Starter Kit

An application that uses Amazon.com’s Web services to dynamically search for movie titles, this Starter Kit demonstrates technologies such as: calling XML Web services, databinding, application settings, local data storage using SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, and more.

Card Game Starter Kit Card Game Starter Kit

This Starter Kit is a complete Black Jack card game and contains an extensible framework for building card games. The project comes ready to compile and run, but it's easy to customize with only a little extra programming.

Shareware Starter Kit Shareware Starter Kit

A sample application that implements the common features in shareware applications including integrated e-commerce using PayPal, secure product activation, product registration, error reporting, and more using Web services.

Teacher Starter Kit Teacher Starter Kit

The Teacher Starter Kit is a rich client application for keeping track of students, course rosters, and assessments or grades. With this starter kit, you can create courses, create and track assessments, and use reports to see course and student progress.

   Note: This starter kit requires Visual Basic Express.

Web Log Analyzer Starter Kit Web Log Analyzer Starter Kit

A Windows Forms application demonstrating the ReportViewer control. Analyze log files created by Web servers and display information like the most popular page on a Web site, when the Web server is busiest, or who is referring visitors to the Web site.

Visual Web Developer Starter Kits

Club Website Starter Kit

A starting point for creating a web site for your club or organization. Includes a news posting, calendaring, member directory, and photo album systems.

eBay Selling Starter Kit eBay Selling Starter Kit

The eBay Selling Starter Kit for Visual Basic provides a full-featured ASP.NET eBay auction management application. You can customize the application to add new features, and you can integrate it with your existing inventory management system.

PayPal-enabled E-Commerce Starter Kit PayPal-enabled E-Commerce Starter Kit

The PayPal-enabled E-Commerce Starter Kit is an extensible open source web application that makes it easy for you to setup and manage your own e-commerce website.

Personal Website Starter Kit

A typical personal site that includes a photo album system. Also included are static pages for a resume and links. Comes in your choice of white or black; just change the theme.

Time Tracker Starter Kit

A business web application for keeping track of hours spent on a project with the ability to handle multiple resources as well as multiple projects.

Other Starter Kits

BETA: Skype Wrapper for .NET BETA: Skype Wrapper for .NET

The Skype Wrapper for .NET Starter Kit includes a managed code wrapper and three samples for the Skype API that enables developers to connect and consume Skype services inside .NET applications.

Microsoft .NET Interface for Lego Mindstorms

The Microsoft .NET Interface for Lego Mindstorms makes it easy to programmatically control Lego Mindstorms robots. Easily control how single or multiple motors work and dynamically turn them on, off, or have them move forwards or backwards, or program multiple sensor types. Built-in samples help you get started quickly.

RSS Screen Saver (ships inside Visual Basic Express)

The RSS Screen Saver Starter Kit is a fully customizable Windows screen saver that pulls dynamic Web content with any RSS 2.0 feed. The RSS screen saver has cutting edge graphics, is fully customizable, and is easy to share.