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Introduction to Visual Basic (Self-Paced Tutorial)   

Learn how to write code for Windows applications using the Visual Basic programming language and development environment.


Visual Basic is the most widely used programming language for creating Windows applications. It is easy to learn and does not require you to memorize difficult commands like other programming languages. In this course, you will learn how to write Windows applications and programs using the Visual Basic programming language and the Visual Basic development environment. You will see how Visual Basic development environment enables you to create the application program and its components literally with the click of a button or menu item. It even writes all the necessary code to get the application started for you.

In this course you will learn the building blocks of programming, including using variables to store data, control structures, and loops. You will discover how to use the large function library built into Visual Basic as well as how to write and use your own functions. You will also explore using Windows' large and varied library of controls and how to access files and handle errors. You will learn about event-driven and object-oriented programming, concepts that are important in other programming languages as well.


Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course is not suitable for Macs unless you're using software such as Boot Camp or Parallels.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition (free).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


Learn how to write code for Windows applications using the Visual Basic programming language and development environment.


  1. Getting Started Using Visual Basic
  2. Properties
  3. Event Procedures
  4. Controls
  5. Data Types and Variables
  6. Assignment and Arithmetic Operators
  7. Relational and Logical Operators
  8. Control Structures
  9. Loops and Arrays
  10. Subroutines and Functions
  11. File Access
  12. Handling Exceptions


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