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A programming language and environment developed by Microsoft. Based on the BASIC language, Visual Basic was one of the first products to provide a graphical programming environment and a paint metaphor for developing user interfaces. Instead of worrying about syntax details, the Visual Basic programmer can add a substantial amount of code simply by dragging and dropping controls, such as buttons and dialog boxes, and then defining their appearance and behavior.

Although not a true object-oriented programming language in the strictest sense, Visual Basic nevertheless has an object-oriented philosophy. It is sometimes called an event-driven language because each object can react to different events such as a mouse click.

Since its launch in 1990, the Visual Basic approach has become the norm for programming languages. Now there are visual environments for many programming languages, including C, C++, Pascal, and Java. Visual Basic is sometimes called a Rapid Application Development (RAD) system because it enables programmers to quickly build prototype applications.

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Outstanding Page Carl & Gary's Visual Basic Home Page
Comprehensive collection of resources for new and advanced users of Microsoft Visual Basic.

Outstanding Page Microsoft Visual Basic Home Page
Contains links to demos, product information, tips, and FAQs, events and training, links, and case studies. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

Outstanding Page Submain Home Page
Focuses on Visual Basic, MS SQL Server, and Active Server Pages. Includes a resource index, question of the week, tutorials, source code, and reference sheets. Updated on May 22, 1998

Outstanding Page Visual Basic Online magazine
This monthly resource for Visual Basic programmers offers links to articles, as well as information on enhancing Visual Basic programs. Updated on May 23, 1998

Outstanding Page Visual Basic Tips & Tricks site
Offers a wealth of information for the Visual Basic programmer, including the latest news and information on Visual Basic. There are links to a download area, tip of the month, component information, and bug watch. Updated on Dec 8, 1997

  MatrixVB - Mathematical Environment for Visual Basic and VBA
MatrixVB is a COM library of matrix math functions for Microsoft Visual Basic, making your Visual Basic environment an easy to use math interpreter and scientific development environment.
Free online guide for Visual Basic and Java developers Tutorials, tips and tricks, examples, downloads, links, the lot.

  The VB Palace
Contains downloadable shareware, freeware and source code as well as tutorials, mailing list information, and links to related sites and the Visual Basic programming Web ring.

  Visual Basic Bookmark
Comprehensive directory of programming resources and development information for Visual Basic programmers, database developers and Web designers.

  Visual Basic Broad-Band Network home page
Collection of links to Visual Basic news items and articles, software, add-ons, utilities, source code, custom and OLE controls, and icon library. Updated on May 5, 1998

  Visual Basic Explorer site
This site is geared towards Visual Basic 'newbies'. It offers a collection of Visual Basic reference sites, tutorials, source code, programming samples, and questions and answers. Updated on Jun 26, 1998

  Visual Basic FAQ
Provides links to several Visual Basic FAQs from comp.lang.basic.visual newsgroup.

  Visual Basic resources
Offers information for beginners as well as advanced programmers. Contains numerous links to tutorials, tips and tricks, source code, game programming, third-party sites, VB resources, and newgroups. Updated on May 27, 1998

  Visual Basic Web Directory
Offers over 1900 categorized Visual Basic links for VB programmers. Categories include: source code, tutorials, how-to's, tips and tricks, third-party and ActiveX sources, newsgroups and listservers, product reviews, freeware and shareware, and links to VB related sites. Updated on Jul 31, 1998

  Visual Basic Web Magazine
Provides new and experienced Visual Basic programmers access to tutorials, articles, source code, tips and tricks, vendor pages, newsgroups, and related sites. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s Visual Basic page
Yahoo!'s directory of Visual Basic. Updated on Aug 2, 1998

  Young Basic Programmers Club
The Young Basic Programmer's Club contains a Visual Basic FAQ, programming tips and questions, information on IRC, links to related sites, and membership information. Updated on Apr 18, 1998



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