Programming Language

Visual Basic

Visual Basic (programminglanguage)
Full NameVisual Basic
Short NameVisual Basic
DescriptionEvent-driven programming language

What is Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is a programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) that was created by Microsoft. It is designed to be easy to learn and use, and is often used to develop Windows desktop applications.

What is the latest version of Visual Basic?

The latest version of Visual Basic is Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET), which is part of the Microsoft .NET Framework. VB.NET was first released in 2002, and has been updated several times since then.

What are some common uses for Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is often used to develop Windows desktop applications, including database applications, games, and other graphical user interface (GUI) applications. It can also be used to develop web applications and mobile apps, although other languages like JavaScript and Swift are more commonly used for those platforms.

Is Visual Basic still popular?

While Visual Basic is not as widely used as it once was, it is still a popular language for developing Windows desktop applications. Many businesses and organizations continue to use legacy Visual Basic applications, and some developers still prefer Visual Basic for its ease of use and familiarity.

Can Visual Basic be used with .NET?

Yes, Visual Basic .NET is part of the Microsoft .NET Framework, which is a software framework for building Windows applications. Visual Basic .NET uses the .NET runtime, which provides a common language runtime (CLR) and a class library for building .NET applications.

Snippet from Wikipedia: Visual Basic

Visual Basic (VB) is a family of technologies from Microsoft that involve their variant of the BASIC programming language.

The core technology has a long and storied history with products and technological advances spanning decades. Major product lines include:

  • Visual Basic (.NET) – the current line, launched in 2002, named Visual Basic .NET at first, but now just Visual Basic, based on .NET, supported in various integrated development environments including Visual Studio
  • Visual Basic (classic) – the first line, supported from 1991 to 2008, version 6 (VB6) based on Component Object Model (COM), tightly bound with the integrated development environment by the same name, Visual Basic

Derivative technologies include:

  • Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) – a variant of VB6 built into computer programs such as Microsoft Office for automation macros
  • VBScript – a deprecated scripting language based on VB6
  • Embedded Visual Basic – the classic version geared toward embedded applications

Public Sub Main()
    Debug.Print "Hello, world!"
End Sub

Source: Wikibooks

See also: Programming Languages

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  • Last modified: 2023/05/01 17:16
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