The Use of VB

by Jasmine C
The article I read about this week discussed the versatility of Visual Basics.  It first started to explain what Visual Basics was, which is a powerful and complex application that allows users to build their own customized applications for the Windows OS.    The best part is that user experience in computer programming is not needed because Visual Basics is so easy to use.  The article also goes in to discuss how ActiveX control is used in version 6 of Visual Basics and how it can be used in different software products. Visual Basic also is not necessarily object-oriented because it does not have all the features of an object-oriented programming language.  The types of applications that can be created with Visual Basics are limitless.  While running their program, users may encounter three types of errors, which are compile errors, run-time errors, and logic errors.  However, Visual Basics offers several tools that can be used to troubleshoot your program.

Visual Basics seems like a fun and easy program to learn and I’m glad that we’re going to be discussing it in class.  There is also a lot of information available online for new beginners to easily access like journal articles, online training courses, and Microsoft’s msdn site, to name a few.  I personally don’t know much about Visual Basics, however, I am excited to learn about it because it seems like an important application that is very beneficial to users.  While reading the article, I was interested to learn that version 6 of Visual Basic has four editions which allows for more advanced application development features as users progress through the different editions.

Pietromonaco, P. (2002). The versatile visual basic. Poptronics,3(7), 16-18. Retrieved May 11, 2012, from

3 thoughts on “The Use of VB”

  1. Your blog goes into detail which is very good. It was able to enlighten me about some of the workings of VB and your posts shows even further how user friendly it is. I myself can’t wait to work with it, hopefully all this knowledge can still be put to good use once we are in the industry. I would hate to learn something out of date which would end up being a complete waste of time for us. But I fret not because it seems like VB will be here for a while. As some executive in Microsoft said, “MS will always have some form of Virtual Basic program available to the public..”

  2. I have used visual basic before to make reports in Microsoft Excel and Access and it works really great! The language is so easy and flexible to use and very user friendly. It definitely beats programming in Java any day and I also look forward to programming in this language for our next project. Great article!

  3. I really enjoyed your article, its gave good insight on the advantages of using Visual Basic. I myself wrote about the history and development of constructing a language to appeal to an array of developers. It is also good to see that it is flexible and easy to use. That can be one of the drawback of using Java since you need to know the classes, methods and rules to properly write code. I can’t wait to start experimenting with VB to really see the difference between programming languages.

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