Visual Basic 2008 Express The Start Page Recent Projects Open an existing project Create a New Project
Visual Basic 2008 Express The Start Page Getting Started Web-Based Resources Web-Based Resources
Visual Basic 2008 Express The New Project Dialog In this course, we will always create a Windows Forms Application Always give the project a meaningful name.
Visual Basic 2008 Express Design Mode Toolbox The Form (Window) Project Explorer Properties Window
Creating a Project Step 1 Click Create Project in the Recent Projects Window
Creating a Project Step 2 Select Windows Forms Application in the New Project dialog box. Name the project and click OK
Creating a Project Step 3: Select the Form Set the form’s Name property
Creating a Project Step 3: Select the Form Set the form’s Text property
Creating a Project Step 4 – Drag and Drop objects onto the form. Set the object’s properties, starting with it’s Name property
Creating a Project Complete the Graphical User Interface (GUI) by dropping objects onto the form and then setting their properties.
Creating a Project You can toggle between Form and Code view by clicking these icons. Step 5: Add Code. Double click the button to open the code window, showing the button’s Click event
Creating a Project Public Class frmHello Private Sub btnGreet_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnGreet.Click lblGreeting.Text = "Hello World“ End Sub End Class The button’s Click event fires when the user clicks the button. This Visual Basic code changes the label’s Text property to the words Hello World
Creating a Project Step 6: Test your code. Click the Play button to run your program.
Creating a Project Click the button Note the result Close the program
Creating a Project Step 7: Save your Project. Select Save All from the File menu (or click the Save All button on the toolbar). Note the location of your project. VB will Create a folder named the same as your project. You will ZIP this entire folder into one compressed file and hand in that file.