This section of the documentation helps you get started developing applications with Visual Basic.
Covers new features for Visual Basic.
Lists changes in Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2012 that might prevent an application from compiling or change its run-time behavior.
Provides a list of Web sites and newsgroups that can help you find answers to common problems.
Provides links to resources for learning how to program in Visual Basic.
Provides links to pages that introduce object-oriented programming and describe how to create your own objects and how to use objects to simplify your coding.
Provides links to sample code in Visual Basic.
Provides a list of Help pages that demonstrate aspects of the Visual Basic language.
Covers how to set options for the integrated development environment (IDE), such as shortcut keys and debugging preferences.
Covers how to receive support and give feedback.
Provides links into the Visual Studio documentation.
Provides links into the documentation on application development with Visual C#.
Provides links into the Visual C++ documentation.
Provides information about using Microsoft Office and Visual Studio as part of a business application.