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Visual Basic (Computer program language)

LC control no.sh2013001451
LC classificationQA76.73.M53
Topical headingVisual Basic (Computer program language)
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Variant(s)Basic, Visual (Computer program language)
Microsoft Visual Basic (Computer program language)
VB (Computer program language)
See alsoProgramming languages (Electronic computers)
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Found inWork cat.: 101 Microsoft Visual Basic .NET applications, c2003.
FoucheĢ, G. Accelerated VB 2008, c2008.
Willis, T. Beginning Microsoft Visual Basic 2008, c2008.
Dittrich, S. Visual BASIC now!, c1991: CIP intro., etc. (VB)
Microsoft Visual Basic, c1992: disc label (Microsoft Visual Basic)
MacDonald, M. The book of Visual Basic 2005, c2006.
Halvorson, M. Learn Microsoft Visual Basic 2012, c2012.
Microsoft Press computer dictionary, c1994 (originally referred to by Microsoft as Microsoft Visual BASIC, Microsoft now uses "Basic")
Wikipedia, May 16, 2013 (Visual Basic; a third-generation event-driven programming language and integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft for its COM programming model first released in 1991. Visual Basic is designed to be relatively easy to learn and use. Visual Basic was derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects. The scripting language VBScript is a subset of Visual Basic. A dialect of Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), is used as a macro or scripting language within several Microsoft applications, including Microsoft Office.)
Visual Studio website, May 16, 2013: languages (Visual Basic, a language engineered for productively building type-safe and object-oriented applications, for both the beginner and the experienced developer)
Wikibooks, May 16, 2013 (Visual Basic; VB; Visual Basic is Microsoft's high-level object-oriented rapid application development environment for the Windows platform. The first versions of Visual Basic were intended to target Windows 3.0 (a version for DOS existed as well), however it was not until version 3.0 for Windows 3.1 that this programming language gained large-scale acceptance in the shareware and corporate programming community; Visual Basic can be considered to be an interpreted language like its Basic ancestor; VB 1.0 was introduced in 1991)
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