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|Programming VB.NET - A Guide For Experienced Programmers||Gary Cornell, Jonathan Morrison|
|Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET||Ed Robinson, Robert Ian Oliver, Michael Bond, Ian Oliver|
|Visual Basic in 12 Easy Lessons||Greg Perry|
|Introducing Visual Basic 2005 for Developers||Kris Horrocks, Sean Campbell, Derek Hatchard, Peter Bernhardt, Scott Swigart|
|Visual Basic (VB) is
an event driven programming language and associated development
environment from Microsoft for its COM programming model. VB has been
replaced by Visual Basic .NET. The older version of VB was derived
heavily from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD)
of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases
using DAO, RDO, or ADO, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.
A programmer can put together an application using the components provided with Visual Basic itself. Programs written in Visual Basic can also use the Windows API, but doing so requires external function declarations.