Welcome to the Visual Basic Tutorial Center. We provide hundreds of easy lessons and sample codes to help you master Visual Basic programming. The lessons were written by our tutor, Dr. Liew, who has authored several VB books that contain many useful and interesting sample codes. These books are also available in the digital version for your mobile devices and Kindle. You can use them as reference books for your computer science courses and projects.
What is Visual Basic?
Visual Basic is a third-generation event-driven programming language that was first released by Microsoft in 1991. It was derived from the earlier DOS version called BASIC. BASIC means Beginners’ All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. Different software companies produced different versions of BASIC, such as Microsoft QBASIC, QUICKBASIC, GWBASIC, IBM BASICA and so on. However, the earlier BASIC versions were not GUI-based and could not create Windows applications. The release of VB overcome this weakness as it allows the creation of windows application effortlessly with its GUI-based IDE. Many versions of VB were released since 1991, the most popular one and still widely used by many VB programmers is none other than VB6. In 2008, Microsoft declared Visual Basic 6 a legacy programming language. To replace classic VB6, Microsoft created VB.NET which is a multi-paradigm, object-oriented programming language, implemented on the.NET Framework. Subsequently, many versions of VB.NET were released, they are VB2005, VB2008, VB2010, VB2012, VB2013 and VB2015 and the latest VB2017.
What kinds of programs can you create with Visual Basic?
The answer is all kinds. We can use VB to create business software and educational programs. Besides, you can create engineering applications and amusing games. Some of our VB sample codes are as follows: