Avoid the pitfalls I experienced when installing VS 2015. There's also a brief history of Visual Studio.
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Become proficient at dynamically running various Desktop icons and do some assorted Desktop functions from your VB program.
Create a project that will change your monitor's brightness from within a Visual Basic program.
Learn what a ListView is, and how to leverage Visual Basic to save its contents to a text file.
Learn about AlphaBlending, and how it can assist you in creating nice effects on your pictures or drawings.
The concepts of boxing and unboxing data might be second nature for many, but for newbies it's worth covering. And, the "old hands" may learn something new, as well.
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Learn to implement exception handling mechanism in C++.
Look at what can be done with mapping in a UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app.
With a UWP app, you can design for specific input modes and devices. Learn to control a camera from one.
Take advantage of pattern matching to check for patterns in your code, improve performance, and simplify your code.