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Visual Basic (VB.NET) Applications

Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET) is an object-oriented computer programming language that can be viewed as an evolution of the classic Visual Basic (VB), implemented on the .NET Framework and of the original version ‘Beginners All Purpose Symbolic Information Code’ which is the term for which the acronym “BASIC” language first originated. Basic was originally created to make it easier to write programs for the Windows computer operating system and was invented by Dartmouth College professors John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz. The founder of, Scott Morrison first began developing using the BASIC language in 1983 using a Apple 2+ computer.

Coding in VB.NET is typically done using one of several versions of Microsoft’s IDE (Integrated Development Environment) called : Microsoft Visual Studio, which comes in several levels to support beginners/students, single developers and software development companies. Once a VB.NET program is created it can be run (executed) on any computer that has installed the Microsoft .NET Framework, which is the environment that windows programs typically run within. This framework is free to download and is typically installed by default on windows based computers.

Visual Basic Dot Net is a computer programming language that is designed to work well with other Microsoft systems also developed and owned by Microsoft. Choosing to use a language such as VB.NET which has a direct relationship with Microsoft, provides powerful advantages to choosing not Microsoft languages. Microsoft goes to great lengths to ensure that most of its offerings work well with each other, which is far from a certainty when choosing outsider languages for your project.

If you intend to import Excel files or want to produce reports in Excel or integrate with MS Outlook, it would be far more stable to maintain your development all under the Microsoft umbrella. Most business software needs the ability to communicate well with MS Office and maintains the closest sisterly relationship with the MS Office product line.

Visual Basic is easily the most widely used computer programming language in the history of software. Some form of VB is currently used by businesses in nearly every country in the world. The BASIC language has been around since the early years of computer revolution, so it is no wonder that it has become one of the smartest choices to develop business applications in. The length of time that this powerful computer language has remained in highly active service and the compounded benefits of the never ending cycle of improvements that have been conducted over many decades provides Visual Basic with the crown title of being the wise choice of custom business developers. Many new languages come and go…but Basic continues to grow and improve and outlast them all. The BASIC language will most likely out live us all…it’s a simple and logically defined language with an extremely powerful capability…that’s why it has passed the hardest test of all…the test of time!