Developing Applications with Visual Basic


Updated: July 20, 2015

For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see Visual Studio 2017 Documentation.

This section covers conceptual documentation for the Visual Basic language.

Using the Visual Basic Development Environment
Contains Help on features of the Visual Basic editor, such as Intellisense Code Snippets, Project Properties, and creating XML documentation for Visual Basic.

Programming in Visual Basic
Covers a variety of programming subjects.

Development with My
Discusses a new feature called My, which provides access to information and default object instances that are related to an application and its run-time environment.

Accessing Data in Visual Basic Applications
Contains Help on accessing data in Visual Basic.

Debugging Your Visual Basic Application
Provides pointers to documentation for the debugging features built into Visual Studio.

Creating and Using Components in Visual Basic
Defines the term component and discusses how and when to create components.

Printing and Reporting
Provides overviews and links to the relevant documentation related to printing and reporting.

Windows Forms Application Basics
Provides information about creating Windows Forms applications by using Visual Studio.

Customizing Projects and Extending My
Describes how you can customize project templates to provide additional My objects.

Visual Basic Programming Guide
Walks through the essential elements of programming with Visual Basic.

Visual Basic Language Reference
Contains reference documentation for the Visual Basic language.