What is Visual Basic?
Visual Basic is the programming language that comes with Microsoft Visual Studio. It is an IDE [integrated development environment] and third-generation programming script for COM model. It allows you to access databases using Data Access Objects, ActiveX Data Objects and Remote Data Objects, RAD [rapid application development] of GUI programs and making ActiveX objects and controls.
The Visual Basic settings allows you to maximize your productivity using Visual Basic. Windows and views include Class View [hides hidden members and types], Command window, Dynamic Help window, Immediate window, Object Browser that displays public members, namespaces and inherited members, Output window, Properties window, Solution Explorer, Database Explorer/Server Explorer that shows system services available and data connections, customizable Start Page that shows up the first time you start IDE, Task List, Team Explorer to utilize features of Team Foundation’s application lifecycle management and access your projects for your team with builds, integrated reports, dashboards, project management and version controls, and Toolbox that shows your components and controls alphabetically.
The New Project dialog box allows you to select your target platform when other platforms are installed on your computer. The application allows simplified pages for your options. You can see the complete list for your options by clicking Show All Settings. IDE elements include Tool tips that display when you hover your mouse over toolbar buttons and menu items, IntelliSense Code Snippets containing code snippets library for you to insert to your programs and Visual Basic-Specific IntelliSense that includes all features of IntelliSense to enhance your productivity.
File types supported by Visual Basic
Our users primarily use Visual Basic to open these file types: