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Moving Forward: Where Do I Go From Here?

You have completed the Visual Basic Guided Tour lessons. You are not yet a Visual Basic expert, but you know enough to start writing your own programs.

If you already have an idea for your own program, go ahead and get started. If you would first like to learn more about Visual Basic, check out the following.

To Learn More

Increasing Productivity: Rapid Application Development

In the early days of computer programming, even a simple program could take days or even weeks to complete.

Tips and Tricks: I Didn't Know I Could Do That

In the Visual Basic Guided Tour, you learned how to do a number of things—but that was just a small sample of what you can do with Visual Basic 2005.

Community Resources: A Little Help From My Friends

Learning to program isn't always easy—even an experienced programmer will run into problems that they can't solve by themselves.

Tell Me More: Resources for Learning Visual Basic

After completing all of the lessons in the Visual Basic Guided Tour, you will have learned enough to begin writing you own programs, but you certainly won't be an expert.

Stealing is Okay: Samples and Starter Kits

The only thing better than writing code is not having to write code—Visual Basic 2005 makes it easy to reuse code contained in Help topics, sample applications, and Starter Kits.

Digging Deeper: I Want to Know More About...

The Visual Basic Guided Tour introduced you to some of the things you can do with Visual Basic Express Edition and Visual Basic 2005, but it just barely scratched the surface. If you would like to dig deeper into an area that was covered in the tour, this is the place to start.

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