Visual Basic Tutorials

Visual Basic Tutorials provide hundreds of FREE lessons to help you master VB programming.  The tutorials cover both the classic Visual Basic 6 and the Visual Basic.NET programming language. Our tutor, Dr.Liew, has written these lessons in a straightforward manner for ease of learning.  Besides that, he has also authored several VB books  that are available in digital versions for your mobile devices and Kindle. You may use them as reference books for your computer science courses and projects.



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Visual Basic Sample Codes

A Brief History of Visual Basic

Visual Basic is a third-generation event-driven programming language first released by Microsoft in 1991.  The final version was Visual Basic 6. VB is a user-friendly programming language designed for beginners. Therefore, It enables anyone to develop GUI window applications easily. Many developers still favor VB6 over its successor VB.NET.

In 2002, Microsoft released Visual Basic.NET(VB.NET) to replace Visual Basic 6.  Thereafter, Microsoft declared VB6 a legacy programming language in 2008.  However, Microsoft still provides some form of support for VB6. VB.NET  is a fully object-oriented programming language implemented in the .NET Framework. It was created to cater for the development of the web as well as mobile applications.


Subsequently, Microsoft has released many versions of VB.NET.  They are VB2005, VB2008VB2010VB2012VB2013 VB2015 and VB2017.  Although the  .NET  portion was discarded in 2005, all versions of the Visual Basic programming language released since 2002 are regarded as VB.NET programming languages.

Every version of VB.NET is bundled with other Microsoft programming languages that include C#, C++, F#, JavaScript,  Python and more in the Microsoft Integrated Development Environment(IDE) known as Visual Studio.  Microsoft has added many new features in the latest Visual Studio 2017, particularly those features for building mobile applications.  You can download the Free Visual Studio Community 2017 RC from https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads.

What kinds of Programs can you create with Visual Basic?

The answer is all kinds. For examples, you can use VB to create business applications like inventory management systems, amortization calculator, stock trading program and etc.  Besides that, you can create educational programs on topics such as Quadratic Equation SolverSimultaneous Equation Solver, quadratic graph plotter, simple harmonic motion and so on. On the other hand, you can also create amusing games like Star War, Memory Game, Snakes and Ladders game and so on.  In order to view more examples, please visit our sample Codes page.

A Slot Machine Created by us Using VB



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