History of Visual Basic Originated from BASIC – designed to be user friendly. Visual Basic 1.0 released for Windows in 1991 Version 4.0 was the first to create 16 bit and 32 bit programs Version 5.0 went exclusively 32 bit Version 6.0 enhanced the ability to make web based programs Version 9.0 (What we are running)
Languages based on VB Visual Basic Applications (VBA) – used for many office applications VB Script – Is the default language for Active Server Pages. Although it resembles VB in syntax, it is a separate language and it is executed by vbscript.dll as opposed to the VB runtime. Visual Basic . NET - .NET has been dropped. M pow fult n t or l ore er ha he igina Beterincor aes moder obj or ed progr mming t por t n ect ient a
Object Oriented Programming Objects are a way of organizing your program. Objects give your code structure; they are like the chapters and sections of your book. Message is sent to an object telling it to do something.
Design Process Create the project Design the user interface (controls) Write the code (create events) Test the code Distribute the application
How to Get Around Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Design Mode: