Visual Basic .NET Nightmare or Guide to upgrading a Guru.
Okay, it opens, looks the same as
2002 to me. That means we can get started with some familiarity.
Although it had no problem getting my stored settings from 2002, itís failing
to display my current projects. The directory was altered and still appears
under options, but I see no existing projects. Opening and closing a project
does not immediately put the recent project in the start page window.
Settings from 2002 did not require a back
slash at the end of the directory setting. 2003 does. Adding a backslash gave me
my recent projects list. The recent files list does
verify if the project exists. I deleted several and restarted and they did
not return to the recent list. Using refresh will update the list on the start
page, but only if a project is open or you trick it to appear by clicking the
online resources tab and then go back to your project tab.
I opened an existing project from 2002. Conversion was seamless, but one way. If
you want to resource your code files in 2002, do what any good Guru does, copy
files into a new folder first.
Opening a new project automatically saves the project in the default folder. After
fiddling to get my resolution on my first issue, it now saves them in my chosen
The new project dialog box looks familiar, too. Name your project to start
or itís a pain to change the names of all the files it generates when you
start a new project.
Moving your windows, simply tact them
and you can dock them wherever you like. I prefer my explorer on the left and my
toolbox on the right, seems they were both reversed.
Your start page can be reopened, if closed via the help menu. Iíve also
customized my tool bar giving me open & close solutions as buttons and added
the show start page icon in the area where the open windows icons appear such as
the solutions explorer.
Over all it seems to work much faster. This would also because this
version runs off of DNF 1.1 instead of 1.0, which as we had figured out, was
outdated before we even got it.