I wrote my first VB.net app yesterday. I haven't touched Visual Basic since version 6, but recently I've been looking at Microsoft .Net tools. Mostly I just want to get up to speed and see how things are going over there. At the moment, Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is available for download free of charge. I installed it, rebooted a couple times, and made a new project.
So what I made was a tiny little app for creating tags of a certain style. Specifically, I upload a photo to Flickr every day and tag it like "314/365 314of365 365-314 project365 project366-1". I don't know why exactly I chose the first 3 but it seems like other people were using them and after 300+ days, I'm not changing. Honestly, I don't expect to use this application to make my tags every day but it was meant just to be an exercise for me to try out the tools. I'm also sharing the project with anyone that wants a simple example of some code for VB.net in Visual Studio 2010. MakeTags is hosted on Google Code in a Mercurial repository. You can grab the installer which might work (I haven't tested it but I bet it needs .net Framework 4) or you can pull the source and build it yourself.
It was pretty easy to get going with Visual Basic again, though this was hardly a complex project. I think this post is longer than the source code I wrote yesterday.