Visual Basic Sample Applications
In the Visual Basic documentation, a sample is a Visual Basic project you can load into Visual Studio and run. An example is a small block of code that demonstrates a single, limited programming task. A snippet is a block of code that is inserted in the Code Editor using the IntelliSense Code Snippet feature.
In addition to examining the samples in the following list, you might want to look for samples available on Visual Basic Developer Center (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/).