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Introduction to Visual Basic 2017

To start programming in Visual Basic 2017, you need to launch Visual Studio 2017 RC. The following is the start page of Visual Studio 2017.

Click on project and the New Project window opens. Select Visual Basic and choose Windows Forms App(.NET Framework) as shown in the figure below.  Also enter the project name and then click OK.

After clicking OK, You will be presented with the Visual Basic 2017 IDE,as shown in the figure below.  The VB2017 IDE comprises a windows form, the Solution Explorer, the Properties window and the toolbox.

To start programming, click on the form to  bring up the code window.

The first program you can write is to enter the following code:

MsgBox(“Welcome to Visual Basic 2017”)

Running the program will produce a message box that shows the message “Welcome to Visual Basic 2017”

Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate

Microsoft has already launched Visual Studio 2017 RC(Release Candidate ) with a gap of one year after launching Visual Studio 2015 RC. Microsoft assures that Visual Studio RC let’s you develop any app on any platform easily.

Visual Studio 2017 RC is equipped with enhancements to code navigation, IntelliSense, refactoring, code fixes, and debugging. It will saves you time and effort on everyday tasks regardless of language or platform.

As we are keen in developing Visual Basic 2017 desktop app, we will focus on .NET desktop development component of Visual Studio 2017. Of course , you are free to explore and try our other development tools of VS 2017 RC.

The .NET Desktop application development in Visual Studio 2017 is designed for building WPF, Windows Forms and console apps using .NET Framework.  With shorter solution load time, improved IntelliSense, code navigation, and refactoring  save you time and effort on everyday tasks, you can build desktop apps with great UI and better performance.

Please refer to the Youtube link below to view the introduction to VS2017RC  .NET desktop development.

You can download the free version of Visual Studio 2017 RC from the link below:

After downloading the file, run the VS2017RC community  installer file

vs_community__695901156.1467100807 (7).exe.

If you receive a User Account Control notice, click Yes.  Next, it will ask you to acknowledge the Microsoft License Terms and the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

Click Install to continue.

You’ll see several status screens that show the progress of the installation. After the installer is finished installing, it’s time to pick the feature set that you want. Since we are keen in developing Visual Basic 2017 desktop app, we will select the .NET desktop development component. After making your selection, click install.

Upon completion of the installation, you are now ready to launch Visual Studio 2017 RC and start programming in Visual Basic 2017. I will show you how to write your first program in Visual Basic 2017 in my next post





Using SQL Queries in Visual Basic 6

After creating a database in Visual Basic 6. we can write code to allow the user to  to search for a certain information using SQL query. SQL stands for Structures Query Language. Using SQL keywords, we are able to select specific information to be displayed based on certain criteria. The syntax of a SQL is as follows:

SELECT fieldname1,fieldname2,…..,fieldnameN  FROM  TableName

SELECT  * FROM  TableNam

Learn more about SQL from the link below: