If you have an earlier version of Visual Studio, see here how to create a new project:
For the latest version of Visual Studio Community Edition, stay on this page.
Starting up Visual Studio Community Edition
Sadly, Microsoft have decided to do away with the nice start up page from previous versions. Instead, you'll see this:
Any projects you create will appear on the left, under Open recent, and you can simply click on your file to open it. Click on Create a new project, the fourth box on the right in the image above.
On the Create a new project dialogue box. You'll see this screen:
At the top, click the dropdown list for Language. Then select Visual Basic:
From the list that appears, select Windows Form App (.NET Framework). Then click Next:
When you click Next, you'll see this screen, Configure your new project:
In the Project name box at the top, type My First Project. (It will probably say WindowsApplication1.)
You can choose a location to save your projects. We've created a folder called Projects, in the Documents\Visual Studio 2019 folder.
The Solution name box will get filled in for you. So just click the Create button.
Eventually, a new project will be created. You should see a screen like the one below:
You can now make a start on the course by clicking the link below on the right, Move on to the Next Part.