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Visual Basic

Visual Basic is engineered for productively building type-safe and object-oriented applications. Visual Basic enables developers to target Windows, Web, and mobile devices. As with all languages targeting the Microsoft .NET Framework, programs written in Visual Basic benefit from security and language interoperability.

This generation of Visual Basic continues the tradition of giving you a fast and easy way to create .NET Framework-based applications.

Getting Started with Visual Basic

Helps you begin working by listing what is new and what is available in various editions of the product.

Developing Applications with Visual Basic

Discusses various aspects of development in Visual Basic, such as the code editor, security, exception handling, debugging, and using the .NET Framework class library.

Visual Basic Programming Guide

Introduces the major components of Visual Basic, an object-oriented programming language.

Reference (Visual Basic)

Contains the Visual Basic language and compiler information.

Visual Basic Sample Applications

Contains information about samples.

Visual Basic Language Walkthroughs

Provides links to step-by-step instructions for common scenarios.

Getting Started with Visual Studio

Provides links to topics that help you learn about the basics of Visual Studio.

Application Development in Visual Studio

Discusses the shared tools that enable you to design, develop, debug, and deploy applications.

Developing Client Applications

Provides links to topics that describe the various types of Windows applications that you can create with Visual Studio.

ASP.NET Overview

Provides general information about ASP.NET and discusses factors that you should consider when you create a website by using ASP.NET.

.NET Framework Development Guide

Provides information about key technology areas and tasks for application development, including creating, configuring, debugging, securing, and deploying your application. The topic also provides information about dynamic programming, interoperability, extensibility, memory management, and threading.

.NET Framework Class Library

Provides entry to the library of classes, interfaces, and value types that are included in the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK.