Hi, I was just wondering if it would be a good idea to use Slate because it might be simpler to work with, especially if we want to package up and give our software away. Am I thinking correctly about this? Jim Jim Homme, Usability Services, Phone: 412-544-1810. Skype: jim.homme Internal recipients, Read my accessibility blog<http://mysites.highmark.com/personal/lidikki/Blog/default.aspx>. Discuss accessibility here<http://collaborate.highmark.com/COP/technical/accessibility/default.aspx>. Accessibility Wiki: Breaking news and accessibility advice<http://collaborate.highmark.com/COP/technical/accessibility/Accessibility%20Wiki/Forms/AllPages.aspx> From: programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:programmingblind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of RicksPlace Sent: Friday, May 21, 2010 8:17 AM To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: Vb.net or C#.net Tutorial Project Hi Guys: After the postings I think the following project will hhelp get things off the ground. One: We want a modular project so folks can pick and choose what they want to include in it and allow for skipping modules without impacting later modules. This way you can pick and choose features and technicals to include in the project. Two: Start from the very beginning building upon our experiences. Three: Use both Vb.net and C# ( Pronounced CSharp) if possible. To this end I will build a series of tutorials this weekend and into next week comprising Module01. Module01 will just build the project and set up some fundemental building blocks we can expand on later. It will consist of 4 Tutorials: tutorial01: Step01 Set up the IDE for Accessibility using my settings, those on jamal's or the Elf's site or your own settings as you prefer. Step02 Add a ShortCut to Vb.net or C#.net to our DeskTop or whatever the same thing would be in Vista or Windows7. this way you can just click a DeskTop Icon to open your IDE for working on the project or any other Vb.net or C# project you build. Tutorial02: Step01 Create A Project named WinformBasics or one of your own choosing and Structure the project by adding a Utilities Folder with a Globals file and a Logger Utility for use throughout all the subsequent modules. Tutorial03: Step01 Add a Windows Form called RootForm to the project and set some of it's properties. Step02 Make rootForm the Default Project form and get rid of the automatically generated Form1 Windows Form that was added when the Project was created. Tutorial04 Add a MenuBar to RootForm with a Menu called HotLinks. Add one or more links as pull down items to the HotLinks Menu that will take you to someplace, Websites in my current thinking. Once we have Module01 up and running we will discuss the next set of tutorials which will add a second menu to the MenuBar of the RootForm.This Module will have features that will demonstrate basic programming techniques like working with strings, Arrays, Looping and anything else you might have questions about regarding the fundemental Vb.net or C# statements. It might prove cool to use this feature later in another series to create a project to display programming tips and snipet code for complex issues and would fit well in with a DataBase tutorial series if that is how you want to go later on. we will also touch on creating a Class with Subroutines, Functions and Properties and see how to use them. This is for the Raw Beginners and unless otherwise indicated can be skim read by more experienced programmers before we continue to the Third Module where we can dig into OOP more in-depth or go into using Data Files and, or, a DataBase. So, look for the WinformBasics project with 4, or so, file attachments. They will be txt files you can copy and save. I think this is easier than trying to use the tutorials directly from inside a e-list posting and how I have done it in the past. Well, unless someone yells out Stop! I will try and get something up this weekend and have this first Module done by the end of the week. Remember to speak up about anything because while we are on one topic we can all discuss and have input into the material learned. Post up any tips, suggestions or questions while we are working on a module to help make this series the best it can be in a short timeframe. EndOfArticle ________________________________ This e-mail and any attachments to it are confidential and are intended solely for use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and then delete it. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not keep, use, disclose, copy or distribute this e-mail without the author's prior permission. The views expressed in this e-mail message do not necessarily represent the views of Highmark Inc., its subsidiaries, or affiliates.