Mini-Guide: The VB.NET Development Environment, Part 2

In Part 1, I highlighted eight video tutorials from Microsoft that covered the unified IDE, dynamic help, backward and forward navigation, customizable toolbars, IntelliSense enhancements, line numbers, word wrap and the start page. Now in Part 2, you'll dig a little deeper with these next eight video tutorials covering customizable profiles, the clipboard ring, bookmarks, the anchor property, block selections, controls alignment, menu editor and multi-column menus.

In Part 1, I highlighted eight video tutorials from Microsoft that covered the unified IDE, dynamic help, backward and forward navigation, customizable toolbars, IntelliSense enhancements, line numbers, word wrap and the start page.

Now in Part 2, you'll dig a little deeper with these next eight video tutorials covering customizable profiles, the clipboard ring, bookmarks, the anchor property, block selections, controls alignment, menu editor and multi-column menus.

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  Lesson 1  Customizable Profiles
Duration: 2 minutes, 7 seconds
"This video introduces customizable profiles and how they can be used to tailor your development environment."

 
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  Lesson 2  Clipboard Ring
Duration: 1 minute, 43 seconds
"Visual Studio .NET provides a clipboard ring, similar to Office applications, that makes it easier to work with your code. The clipboard ring can be used to store copied and cut text, which can then be pasted selectively."

 
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  Lesson 3  Bookmarks
Duration: 2 minutes, 59 seconds
"The Visual Studio .NET development environment offers a number of enhancements for bookmarks, as well as a powerful task feature for navigating through code. This video introduces bookmarks and task list shortcuts."

 
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  Lesson 4  The Anchor Property
Duration: 6 minutes, 9 seconds
"The .NET Framework provides functionality to access the windows registry through a number of simple classes. In this video a Windows Form application is used to illustrate multiple uses for registry access in .NET applications."

 
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  Lesson 5  Block Selections
Duration: 1 minute, 49 seconds
"The Visual Studio .NET development environment offers a number of convenient features when working with code. This video shows how to select a rectangular block of text within an editing window in Visual Studio .NET 2003."

 
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  Lesson 6  Controls Alignment
Duration: 7 minutes, 0 seconds
"This demo shows how to use the tools within the Visual Studio .NET IDE to gain precise control over the layout of the controls on a form. See how to use control alignment, locking, ordering and the use of the grid."

 
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  Lesson 7  Menu Editor
Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds
"See how you can easily edit and create menus directly on the design surface in Visual Basic .NET. Learn how to use the MainMenu control on your forms, how to create multiple menus, separators, and how to handle click events."

 
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  Lesson 8  Multi-Column Menus
Duration: 4 minutes, 1 second
"Learn how the BarBreak property of the MenuItem class allows you to create menus that cascade horizontally."

 
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   ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brent Sheets is a former Senior Editor at TechTarget and a frequent contributor to SearchVB.com. He founded and managed the popular Visual Basic Web Directory website until it was acquired by TechTarget in 2000 and relaunched as SearchVB.com. Brent offers tips and tweaks about Apple technology at Mactoids.com.

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