The goal of this brief tutorial is to explain and illustrate my method of setting up and using the MSVC++ .NET 2003 Integrated Development Environment. It is by no means necessarily the best way, but it is one which has proven itself to me as at least an organized method... ;)
After installing MSVC++ .NET 2003, you will need to set up some Project folders. My way of organizing things is shown in the picture below:
Now, start Visual Studio and we will begin the process of setting up a New Gauge Project.
The "New Project" dialog will open up. As show by the arrows, choose "Win32", "Win32 Console Project" and finally, enter in the name of your New Project Subfolder, which in this case is "MyNewGauge." Click on OK to continue.
Enter the settings indicated in steps 1 through 4 below:
After a few moments, you will be rewarded with the scene illustrated below. You now have an "Empty Project" ready to build your gauge! Of course, there's more to come, but these are the basic steps to "getting ready to get started..." ;)