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The Basics Of Visual Basic 2008!

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#1 Shadowdream


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Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:04 AM

Visual Basic is a programming languge(<-- can't spell) made by microsoft in 1998(or '99) And has been going strong ever since.

What you need:

Visual Basic 2008 Express(FREE): http://www.microsoft...vb/Default.aspx
Windows VISTA or XP
Keyboard And Mouse
Some knowledge of computers
A Brain(Free, you should have on in your head)


C4F P2P Developer Kit(Also Free)
C4F P2P Toolkit


1- Getting Started
2- Creating A Project
3- Design
4- Coding

1- Getting started

Download and install Visual Basic 2008, you don't need to reboot, tell it no reboot.
GOTO: Visual Basic 2008> Help> Register> Get Key

Make SURE you have a MSN or Hotmail account, you will need to login. Fill out the form, and hit the submit button,wait a few seconds, and you will get your key, paste it into the little box and hit the register button!
Open visual basic and take a look around, you will notice little sections, something called a "Toolbox", that is important! Study the start page, and get used to everything.

2- Creating A Project

you will see in the "Recent Projects" box, there is a "Create..." link. Click that to make your project. Once you do that, it will open a window, select "Windows Forms Application", name it, and click OK.

3- Design

You will see a little window with the title "Form1", you will see a properties tap on the side, click it or hover, and under "text" type "My First Program!", then go to the "Toolbox" and select "Button" and change it's text to "Click Me!". you can re-size all you want.

Double click the "Click Me!" Button and...

4- Coding

You will need to do some coding, this is very simple!

This is the code you will see:

Public Class Form1

	Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click

	End Sub
End Class

Now, when we debug this, nothing will happen when we click the button.

We need to type in this:


And that is the code! click the little green arrow at the top to test out your program!

Thank you for reading my tutorial! Send me a PM if you get any errors! If you need any screen shots, just ask, one if already there!

Written by: JordanLM

#2 Jakey Doo

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:47 AM

Do more @__@ I'm studying Visua lBasic in Computing and your knowledge would be pretty awesome.

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