Visual Basic Training

Written by Jacey Harmon
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Visual Basic is a programming language and environment developed and introduced by Microsoft. Since its launch in 1990, Visual Basic has become the most common programming language for programmers. Visual Basic was one of the first programs to offer a graphical programming environment for designing user interfaces. Designers can add code simply by dragging and dropping controls and specifying their behavior and appearance.

Based on the BASIC (Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) language, Visual Basic is considered an object-oriented programming language. Object-oriented programming language allows designers to specify not only the data type of a data structure, but also the functions that can be applied to a data structure. With visual basic objects can be programmed to different events such as a mouse click or key stroke.

Visual Basic Training Courses

There are classes available to learn how to utilize Visual Basic programming language. An introductory class will teach students how to use the program for its many applications. An introductory course will cover Visual Basic language in detail. The course will likely allow a student to learn how to build user interfaces with Visual Basic controls and other components. Having basic computer skills and Windows experience is necessary to participate in an introductory course.

Once an introductory course is completed or a person has experience with Visual Basic, more detailed courses are available. These courses require a person to have Visual Basic experience as they will cover more complicated topics. Topics such as building Active X controls and developing database client/server applications are likely to be covered in an advanced class.

Training courses can be provided through the Internet or in classrooms at your local education center. The cost of a Visual Basic training course can be as high as several thousand dollars or as little as under $100. Classroom courses that provide for interactive hands on experience with the guidance of an instructor will ultimately have higher costs than self directed online courses.


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