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1a – Getting Started. CSCI N331 VB .NET Programming. Lingma Acheson. Department of Computer and Information Science, IUPUI. Outline. Create a new project Save a project Zip up the project folder Submit a project Transfer a project Unzip a project. Create A VB.NET Project.

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1a getting started
1a – Getting Started

CSCI N331 VB .NET Programming

Lingma Acheson

Department of Computer and Information Science, IUPUI

  • Create a new project
  • Save a project
  • Zip up the project folder
  • Submit a project
  • Transfer a project
  • Unzip a project
create a vb net project
Create A VB.NET Project
  • On Windows Vista, Start -> All Programs

-> Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

-> Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

  • Set Visual Basic as the default language
  • Create Project Or File -> New Project
  • Project types: Windows
  • Templates: Windows Forms Application
  • Enter a project name: Default is WindowsApplication1, change it to something meaningful, e.g. Project1, Greetings, etc. No space in the name.
save a vb net project
Save A VB.NET Project
  • Click on “Save” or “Save All” icon.
  • If “Save Project” window pops up, choose a location you want to save to.
    • It is a good idea to create a directory for all the projects you will create for this class.
    • If you didn’t change the project location, the default location is “My Documents”.
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Save A VB.NET Project
  • Leave the “Solution Name” the same as the project name.
  • Check the box “create directory for solution”.
  • Click on “Save” or “Save All” icon from time to time when you make changes to the project.
open a vb net project
Open A VB.NET Project
  • Close the Visual Studio after saving your project.
  • Go to your projects folder and find folder specifically created for this project.
  • Click on the solution file (the Form icon with a visual studio sign) inside this folder.
  • There will be another folder with the project name by the solution file.
  • Click on Form1.vb in the Solution Explorer panel on the right hand side.
submit a vb net project
Submit A VB.NET Project
  • Project files
    • A VB.NET project consists of many files.
    • They work together to form a project.
    • Missing files or changing a file location will lead to the project not working properly.
  • Need to submit all the files
  • Zip up your files – pack everything into one single file
    • Use a software tool, e.g. WinRAR, WinZip or 7-zip.
    • 7-zip is available from iuware.iu.edu
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Submit A VB.NET Project
  • Using 7-zip
    • Right click on the project folder ->7-Zip.
    • Add to “projectName.zip”.
    • A zipped file will appear in the same location.
  • Submit the zipped file.
transfer a vb net project
Transfer A VB.NET Project
  • Load your project onto a different computer.
  • Method one
    • Use a file transfer media, e.g. a flash drive.
    • Copy and paste the whole project folder or the zipped file onto the media.
    • Copy and paste the project folder or zipped file onto another computer.
  • Method two
    • Upload the zipped file onto Oncourse or send the file via email attachment.
    • Download the file onto another computer.
unzip a vb net project
Unzip A VB.NET Project
  • Load the zipped file into a desired location.
  • Right click on the file, “Extract All” or “Extract Here”.
  • Click on the solution file to open the project.