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Getting Started with Visual Basic Express
Whether you are a Visual Basic 6.0 veteran who wants to upgrade, an experienced programmer interested in learning Visual Basic for the first time, or even someone new to computer programming, Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition has been designed for you. More than just a scaled-down version of Visual Basic, Visual Basic Express was built expressly to make programming easier than ever. It also makes programming more fun.
The Visual Basic Guided Tour includes a series of lessons that will help you quickly learn both the Visual Basic language and the Visual Basic Express tools. Before you start, you might want to review some of the topics in this section to learn about the capabilities of Visual Basic Express. If you are new to programming, you can start learning with Creating Your First Visual Basic Program, and then come back to these topics later.