An Introduction to Visual Basic .NET

IDE
Integrated Development Environment
Contains all the features needed to create, run, and test programs
Editor for entering program instructions
Compiler for running and testing program
Allows creation of Web-based and Windows-based applications
Solution .sln
Container for project and files for application
Project .vbproj
Container for storing files associated with a specific piece of the application
Files
Individual files necessary to store information about the application
Include forms and class information