Visual Basic Programming Language Help For Students

Introduction to Visual Basic

Visual Basic Express is a fast and easy way to create programs for Microsoft Windows. Even if you are new to Windows programming, with Visual Basic you have a complete set of tools to simplify development. Visual Basic is a third-generation event driven programming language and integrated development environment(IDE) from Microsoft for its COM programming model first released in 1991. Visual" refers to the method used to create what the user sees—the graphical user interface, or GUI. "Basic" refers to the BASIC (Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) programming language, a language used by more programmers than any other language in the history of computing. You can create useful programs by learning just a few of its features. The following links will get you started with Visual Basic programming; each link includes examples, as well as access to additional information.

Example: Hello World!

Module Hello

  Sub Main()

      MsgBox("Hello, World!") ' Display message on computer screen.

  End Sub 

End Module

Visual Basic Programming Language

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