Can anyone give me a start with Vis Studio J++? I am "from" Visual Basic. I know that everything in Java is objects, but I cant reconcile in my mind what I get on the screen with that framework at the moment. For example, if I take a form, put a text box on it (edit object in J++), then try to give the edit box a string literal like "hello world", I cant decide where to put the code. I get eros saying that it cant reference edit1 without a valid object. I see a lrage grey area on the screen which changes if I put text into the edit object via the Properties window. BUt when I try to put a piece of settext code into the class structure I run across the above scenario. Anyone with any tips greatly appreciated. I have loads of books etc. and this is not laziness; I just want to get a real user's view as to how to go about thinking through these first steps. Thanks.