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Beginning Visual Basic 2015 by Bryan Newsome

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INTRODUCTION

VISUAL BASIC 2015 IS Microsoft’s latest version of the highly popular Visual Basic .NET programming language, one of the many languages supported in Visual Studio 2015. Visual Basic 2015’s strength lies in its ease of use and the speed at which you can create Windows Forms and Windows 8 applications, web applications, and mobile device applications.

In this book, we introduce you to programming with Visual Basic 2015 and show you how to create these types of applications and services. Along the way you’ll also learn about object-oriented techniques and learn how to create your own business objects and Windows controls.

Microsoft’s .NET Framework provides Visual Basic 2015 programmers with the capability to create full object-oriented programs, just like the ones created using C# or C++. The .NET Framework provides a set of base classes that are common to all programming languages in Visual Studio 2015, which provides you with the same capability to create object-oriented programs as a programmer using C# or C++.

This book will give you a thorough grounding in the basics of programming using Visual Basic 2015; from there the world is your oyster.

WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR

This book is designed to teach you how to write useful programs in Visual Basic 2015 as quickly and easily as possible.

There are two kinds of beginners for whom this book is ideal:

  • You’re a beginner to programming and you’ve chosen Visual Basic 2015 as the place to start. That’s a great choice! ...

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