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Getting Started with Visual Basic

This section of the documentation helps you get started developing applications with Visual Basic.

What's New for Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2012

Covers new features for Visual Basic.

Visual Basic Breaking Changes in Visual Studio 2012

Lists changes in Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2012 that might prevent an application from compiling or change its run-time behavior.

Additional Resources for Visual Basic Programmers

Provides a list of Web sites and newsgroups that can help you find answers to common problems.

Learn Visual Basic

Provides links to resources for learning how to program in Visual Basic.

Object-Oriented Programming (C# and 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.

Visual Basic Sample Applications

Provides links to sample code in Visual Basic.

Visual Basic Language Walkthroughs

Provides a list of Help pages that demonstrate aspects of the Visual Basic language.

Customizing the Development Environment

Covers how to set options for the integrated development environment (IDE), such as shortcut keys and debugging preferences.

Product Support

Covers how to receive support and give feedback.

Visual Studio

Provides links into the Visual Studio documentation.

Visual C#

Provides links into the documentation on application development with Visual C#.

Visual C++

Provides links into the Visual C++ documentation.

Office Development in Visual Studio

Provides information about using Microsoft Office and Visual Studio as part of a business application.