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Getting Started with Visual Basic

This section of the documentation helps you get started with Visual Basic application development.

What's New in Visual Basic

Covers new features for Visual Basic.

Visual Basic Editions

Describes the features that come with Visual Studio and the .NET Framework.

Visual Basic Language Walkthroughs

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

Additional Resources for Visual Basic Programmers

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

How Do I in Visual Basic

Provides categorized pages of links to "how-to" Help pages on important programming subjects.

Visual Basic Guided Tour

Provides a series of sequential lessons that introduce you to the basics of programming in Visual Basic.

Deciding Which Technologies and Tools To Use

Provides an interactive guide to help you choose which approach or technology to use, in addition to links to more information.

Object-Oriented Programming 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.

Visual Basic Sample Applications

Provides links to sample code in Visual Basic.

Visual Studio Help Reference

Explains how to use filters and provides links to pages about searching Help, using the index, and finding information in the MSDN Library.

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.

Visual Studio Tools for Office

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