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Explanation of VB2012 main screen

Posted on 2013-10-31
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Last Modified: 2013-10-31
Please comment on what is the section circled used for in the vb2012 main screen.  We just want an overview of each section.
Question by:rayluvs
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Author Comment

ID: 39615158
Sorry about that, here is the pic:
(We have googled these and I know that this is kind of dumb, but we need like an EE personal view on these area.  It doesn't have to be super technical, just an overview of each area marked)

Again, Thanx!
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by:Fernando Soto
ID: 39615257
See if this answers your questions.

This web site has the Chapter from a book called Visual Basic 2012 Unleashed, 2nd Edition and the chapter Getting Started with the Visual Studio 2012 IDE, please note the navigation to the other 11 pages at the top and bottom of the page.

Author Comment

ID: 39615373
That would help (as a matter of fact, we download links prior placing the question for more in-dept on the subject).  But can you gives your view on the marked areas in what they are, used for.  Brief explanation, no super time-consuming details .

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Fernando Soto earned 2000 total points
ID: 39615772
Large red box top left:
Each tab represents an open file for editing which was opened for editing using the Solution Explorer Window.
Top red box on the right:
This is the Project Name. This box and the next 4 are in the window called Solution Explorer Window. All the entries in this window are folders, files and resources that makes up the project. The file types depend on the type of project.
The last red box right side bottom:
This is the Properties Window. When you click on a control the Properties Window show the properties of the control and there current setting. This window can be used to change the properties of the control.

Author Comment

ID: 39615812
Thank you that was helpful.

Lastly, and as a general info, at the bottom left:

What is frmLogin with a yellow icon at its left?
what is the app.config for?
What is VariableGlobal with the purple icon means?
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by:Fernando Soto
ID: 39615844
To your question, "What is frmLogin with a yellow icon at its left?", you mean right. frmLogin.vb is most likely a windows form called frmLogin.vb and the entry below it is a variable call frmLogin on that form.

To your question, "what is the app.config for?", that is the application configuration file used to hold information used by the application.

To your question, "What is VariableGlobal with the purple icon means?", It is most likely a variable that is related to a VB  file just about

Author Comment

ID: 39615871
Thank you very much!  Actually helped us understand the links (including you 11 page)to understand it more.

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by:Fernando Soto
ID: 39615875
Not a problem, glad to help.

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