Once you have successfully installed Visual Studio Express and specifically Visual C# 2010 Express, you will then be able to see it down here. If you click on the Start Button and go to All Programs, you will see Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express and then under there you will see C# 2010 Express. Now if you have any other Express packages on your machine, you will see them listed here as well and you may also see this little advertisement, if you will, a link for trying the full Visual Studio 2010 Professional version. But if I click on this link, now keep in mind, if you right-click on this link, I can pin it. Notice I have mine pinned to the start menu so it's saying unpin. But if I, I unpin it and then come back and look, right-click on it and notice I can pin it to the Start Menu. Now, when I click on the Start Button, I can see it right here and I can click it and it makes it a little easier. You'll get a Splash screen and then Visual C# 2010 Express will open up. Now for the most part, this is going to look identical to what you will see on the full Visual Studio 2010 project, with just a few minor cosmetic differences. There are some functionality differences that I won't go into here but they won't affect us in this course here. But notice when this comes up, it's giving you a couple of links, one to Create a New Project or to Open an Existing Project. And I'll do a separate video called Understanding Solutions and Projects and we'll talk a little bit more about those where to find them once you've closed them out and saved them and so forth. But notice on the Start page that you get right here, it's going to give you some links here. There's a Welcome screen and you can go to some Beginner Developer Learning Center and so if you click on that, it's actually going to go out. There's a browser built into the Visual Studio environment and so you can go out there and get some information and some links on the various things and notice they've put that in a Tab. Here's your Start page still on a tab and here's a Tab here and I can just hit the X and close that out. Then you'll notice there's a Latest News and I can set the RSS Feed and enable this and this will update the News Channel and it will always give me the latest that Microsoft's putting out in various places on their website. And then of course, I can just click on that, it'll jump me out to Microsoft's website and give me information, for example, like this is for Microsoft Expressions. It's a cool way to stay on top of what's going on. Now notice I can tell it to close this page after the project load which means the Start page will go away, it won't be a Tab and I can determine whether or not I want this page to show on start up. So that's where I can set that. Now to create a new project, notice I'll just select a New Project and I have some choices. Now throughout this course, we are going to choose the Windows Forms Application notice we're using Visual C#. We can give it a name down here, I'll just let this one be Windows Forms Application 1. Then I'll just click OK and then notice this is going to do a little gyrating down here. It's saying, notice right down here on the bottom left, creating project, Windows Forms Application 1. It brings up some information here in the Solution Explorer, we'll talk about that in a separate video and then this is my form. It creates my first form for me and I'm ready to go. Now over here on the left is the Toolbox and if I mouse over this and click this little Push Pin, notice this thing will stay up all the time. This one has the Push Pin that's a vertical, which means it's going to stay up and I can resize as needed on either one of these. But what's really neat about this interface and this is old news for almost everybody unless you're brand new but you do need to see this. This is called the Push Pin and if I click it, then Solution Explorer will go away and if I click this one, Toolbox will go away. But notice they're still here, right above the mouse right here, is Toolbox and if I mouse over it, that will pop out and I can choose what I would like and when I mouse over, off, of that it goes away. Same thing for the Solution Explorer. Okay. Now if I click on any particular object here, I want to see properties for that object. Now what I'm going to do is come out here and pin that up and if I go to the View section of the Menu up here, I can choose Other Windows. And then I can come down and choose Properties Window and this will show me the properties on my form 1. Okay. And I can scroll up and down through here and see the properties that I might want to see. Now if I go to Toolbox, make it come out and pin it and if I grab a button, just left-click it and drag it on and let it go. Notice as long as I've selected button, now it's going to show me the properties on my button. So for example, text is button 1. I can come over here at design time and change that to Mark. And as soon as I click anywhere else, I've changed the text on my button to Mark. Okay. So that's just kind of the way you can move around in here and anything else that I open. For example, if I open the Program or if I double-click my button, it takes me to the Code Behind page, where I can write my code. Notice that's the Form 1 CS for C#. That's where I can actually write my Button Click Handler and these are all going to stay up here in Tabs. Now granted, the Visual Studio environment can be a little intimidating if you're brand new to this. Because you're going to get Tabs across here you can get things going here. This is now kind of tabbed inside of this. Okay. And you can pull these up individually but again notice, if you pin this and then bring Properties out and pin it, they kind of stack. There's a lot of things you can do, I can grab this and move it around and put it in different places and so forth but you can play with all that and see what's going on. I just wanted to give you a quick little tour of what's happening in the Express Integrated Development Environment. And again, this is very, very, very similar to what you're going to see in the full fledged, Visual Studio product. Okay. So I'm not going too deep here, you'll see me doing a lot of things throughout the course. So if you're new to this, just kind of watch as we do demos and you'll see a lot of other things. And of course, I haven't said anything about all of our buttons up here, our little shortcut buttons. So anyway, that's a quick look at the Visual C# 2010 Express Integrated Development Environment.
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