Introduction

Visual Basic 2012 is Microsoft’s latest incarnation of the enormously popular Visual Basic language, and it’s fundamentally different from the versions that came before it. Visual Basic is more powerful and more capable than ever before, and its features and functionality are on par with “higher-level” languages such as C++. One consequence of this newfound power is added complexity. Gone are the days when you could sit down with Visual Basic and the online Help and teach yourself what you needed to know to create a functional program.

Audience and Organization

This book is targeted toward those who have little or no programming experience or who might be picking up Visual Basic as a second language. The book has been structured ...

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