Hour 1. Jumping in with Both Feet: A Visual Basic 2012 Programming Tour

What You’ll Learn in This Hour

• Building a simple (yet functional) Visual Basic application

• Letting a user browse a hard drive

• Displaying a picture from a file on disk

• Getting familiar with some programming lingo

• Learning about the Visual Studio 2012 IDE

Learning a new programming language can be intimidating. If you’ve never programmed before, the act of typing seemingly cryptic text to produce sleek and powerful applications probably seems like a black art, and you might wonder how you’ll ever learn everything you need to know. The answer, of course, is one step at a time. I believe the first step to mastering a programming language is building confidence. Programming ...

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