Good day to all.
First off, let me say that if this is the WRONG place to post such a thread, please let me know, and I will ensure that I get things right from this point on.
A bit of background .... I am an archaic (20yrs +) Mainframe programmer who is desiring to improve his programming skill-set (or should I say bring it into the new millenium !!!!), and I have just finished installing (and uninstalling and re-installing) VB.NET, version 2003. I am running into something of a show-stopper here. I am hoping someone can help me with it.
I am running Windows XP Pro on an AMD-Athlon system at 1.4 GHz, and a CD-R. Suffice it to say, I meet the system requirements for implementation.
When I initially installed, I was requested to update some settings (sorry, can't recall exactly what they were now). I then went through the basic installation (Prerequisites, VB.NET itself, MDSN library, and service releases). Everything went fine, and I followed all processes to the letter. VB even starts up.
However, when I clicked on the "MyProfile" tab from the Start Page, VB CLOSES down on me. I tried again, and same thing. I then tried clicking on the "Online Resources" tab, with the same result. The next time I came in, I stayed on the Projects tab, and opened one of the samples identified in the "Getting Started" manual. That opened fine, and allowed me to navigate, and even run the solution. I made changes and saved the updated solution as well with no problem.
However, I also cannot even create a NEW project/solution without VB closing down. Worst of all, I do not receive any form of error dialog to tell me what went wrong.
Obviously, I have done something wrong during my installation, but I do not know what that is. It seems strange that only a PART of VB works. I REALLY want to learn VB.NET, but I can't do it this way. And I certainly do not want to pay Microsoft $99 a shot at trying to get this resolved.
As a side note... As with almost EVERYTHING that I install, I did not install VB (or the .NET Framework SDK) into the default directories. I installed them to sub-folders under my "C:\Applications" directory. I try to keep my storage more organized. I don't know if this has an impact on things or not.
Hopefully, someone can help me with this. Remember, I'm a mainframe programmer/analyst, so you MAY HAVE TO TALK SLOOOOOOW for me to understand ! lol
Regards, and thanks in advance....