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Introduction to Visual Basic - Revised

With this free software development course you can learn how to create your own software program using Visual Basic.

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This free online Introduction to Visual Basic course will teach you how to create your first program with ease. Visual Basic is a programming environment from Microsoft which allows a programmer to use a graphical user interface (GUI) to choose and modify preselected sections of code written in the BASIC programming language. By taking this course, you will kickstart your programming career and boost your professional development.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

  • Publisher

    Channel 9





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This course will first cover the installation process of Visual Studio in your computer and teach you the different features that you can choose such as Visual C++ and Visual F# to cater to the type of project you are creating. You will study errors, the importance of accurate spelling, indentation, and code. You will also learn that you cannot write your code wherever you like since it can result in different outcomes.

You will then study the different code terms used to create different functions for the end user of your applications. The course will teach you how to use Project Templates, which is a great starting point for building different types of applications. You will look into the Solution Explorer, which the main navigational device in Visual Basic for finding other files and settings. You will also learn how to use the Camel Case in Java to distinguish when one word ends and another begins.

Visual Basic is a well-known programming language characterized by its simple and easy to understand format. Beginner programmers often consider this program the starting point of their software development. Writing your own code using the Visual Basic program can be easily learned, and this free Introduction to Visual Basic course will teach you the necessary knowledge you need to help develop your programming skills. So, enroll in the course today, and kickstart your journey with Visual Basic.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of programming
  • Describe the features of the Visual Basic programming language
  • Build applications on a Windows platform
  • Select a custom installation for Visual Studio 2015
  • Explain where to type your Visual Basic code
  • Define the syntax of Visual Basic
  • Explain how code files are organised into projects and solutions
  • Describe where projects are stored by default on your computer
  • Describe how to initialise variables
  • Explain how an integer is used


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