Visual Basic Programming Guide

 

Updated: July 20, 2015

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

As with any modern programming language, Visual Basic supports many common programming constructs and language elements. This guide describes all the major elements of programming with Visual Basic.

Program Structure and Code Conventions
Contains documentation on the basic structure and code conventions of Visual Basic, such as naming conventions, comments in code, and limitations within Visual Basic.

Visual Basic Language Features
Provides links to topics that introduce and discuss important features of Visual Basic, including LINQ and XML literals.

COM Interop
Explains the interoperability issues associated with creating and using component object model (COM) objects with Visual Basic.

Visual Basic Language Reference
Provides reference information about various aspects of Visual Basic programming.

Visual Basic Command-Line Compiler
Offers information on using the Visual Basic command-line compiler, the compiler options, and the Keyword Upgrade tool.

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