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What is Visual Basic (VB)
« on: November 19, 2010, 01:26:04 PM »
Visual Basic (VB) is the third-generation event-driven programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft for its COM programming model. Because of its graphical development features and BASIC heritage, VB is considered to be relatively easy to learn and use.[1]

Visual Basic was derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects. Scripting languages such as VBA and VBScript are syntactically similar to Visual Basic, but perform differently.[2]

A programmer can put together an application using the components provided with Visual Basic itself. Programs written in Visual Basic can also use the Windows API, but doing so requires external function declarations.

The final release was version 6 in 1998. Microsoft's extended support ended in March 2008 and the designated successor was Visual Basic .NET (now known simply as Visual Basic).

code example:
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    Public Function myConvertRadianDegree(ByVal RadianAngle As Double) As Double
        Return RadianAngle * 180.0# / Math.PI
    End Function

source: Visual Basic. (2010, November 18). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:25, November 19, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Visual_Basic&oldid=397504612

target audience:{beginner}
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