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Getting started in VB. Good program?

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by bluemike, Jan 21, 2002.

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  1. bluemike

    bluemike Thread Starter

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    What's a good VB program to cut my teeth on? Keep in mind, that last time I use any form of BASIC was fourth grade....



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  2. abel

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    Under the assumption that you are refering to old BASIC languages such as QBASIC or Quick BASIC I recommend nothing older than VB 6.0, and if you really want to be up-to-date go with VB NET.

    I been programming with VB for a while and only once had to make use of something other than BASIC (used Visual C++) to create an executable that did what I wanted it to do.
     
  3. bluemike

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    Abel,

    I see there is what MS is calling a "learning edition" for VB 6. Do you think that would be a good place to start? Or do yo think I should just jump into the full-blown VB?


    Thanks....
     
  4. Mithrilhall

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    The only difference with the learning edition and the full version is this (if I can remember correctly) - the learning editon cannot compile code into an executable and it doesn't come with the help files. I'm sure you can download the library (help files) for free from Microsoft's site though.
     
  5. Varois83

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    Bluemike

    As mentionned by someone earlier, i would buy VB6 Pro directly opposed to VB6 learning edition. Same thing and the pro has many more features.
    Now after you do that get "MS VB6 Pro step by step" book and you will create simple VB programs in no time.

    Best regards

    Patrick
     
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