.Net Basics

Introduction

The .NET platform is an integral component of the Microsoft Windows operating system for building and running next generation software applications and Web services. The .NET development framework provides a new and simplified model for programming and deploying applications on the Windows platform. It provides such advantages as multiplatform applications, automatic resource management, and simplification of application deployment. As security is an essential part of .NET, it provides security support, such as code authenticity check, resources access authorizations, declarative and imperative security, and cryptographic security methods for embedding into the user’s application. .NET provides a simple object-oriented model to access most of the Windows application programming interfaces (APIs). It also provides mechanisms by which you can use the existing native code. In addition, it significantly extends the development platform by providing tools and technologies to develop Internet-based distributed applications.

LEARNING POINTS

Launching Microsoft Visual Basic

The Integrated Development Environment:Title Bar

The Integrated Development Environment:  The Main Menu

How to Use the Main Menu

The Integrated Development Environment: The Toolbars

How to Customize a Toolbar

The Integrated Development Environment:  The Studio Windows

Studio Windows: The Server Explorer

Studio Windows: The Toolbox

Creating a Project

Writing Code

Compiling and Executing a Project