Additional Resources for Visual Basic Programmers
Updated: August 2011
The following web sites provide guidance and can help you find answers to common problems.
On the Web
Provides code samples, upgrade information, videos, free downloads, and technical content.
Provides access to the Visual Basic team blog.
Provides articles, demonstrations, tool previews, and other information for web development in Visual Basic.
Provides in-depth articles about Visual Basic.
Provides applied engineering guidance that includes production quality source code and documentation.
Download and share sample applications and other resources with the developer community.
Hosts open source software projects. You can use CodePlex to find open source software or create new projects to share with the world.
Provides application, web, and data samples in Visual Basic.
Discusses the Visual Basic language syntax and compiler.
Discusses upgrading to Visual Basic and working with interoperability features.
Discusses working in the Visual Studio integrated development environment.
Discusses the add-ins, controls, components, samples, and tools that are part of the Visual Basic Power Packs.
Discusses issues with Visual Basic that are not discussed in other forums.
Chats and Discussion Groups
Provides a newsgroup experience, allowing you to connect as a community with experts from around the world.
Provides discussions about Microsoft products or technologies. Each chat is hosted by one or more Microsoft experts. Transcripts are available for completed chats.
Videos and Webcasts
Provides access to Knowledge Base (KB) articles, downloads and updates, support webcasts, and other services.
Enables you to file bugs or provide suggestions to Microsoft about Visual Studio. You can also report a bug by choosing Report a Bug on the Help menu.
The MSDN web site provides information on current third-party sites and newsgroups of interest. For the most current list of resources available, see the MSDN Visual Basic Community Web site.