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Sams Teach Yourself Beginning Programming in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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Hour 16 Programming with Visual Basic

You now have two advantages that most newcomers to Visual Basic don’t have: You understand Liberty BASIC, a similar language to Visual Basic; and you understand how controls, properties, and events work within the Windows environment. Therefore, even in this one-hour lesson, you can learn and understand quite a lot about programming with Visual Basic.

Unlike Liberty BASIC, much of the work of a Visual Basic programmer doesn’t lie in code but in the design of the application’s visual elements, such as the controls that the programmer places on forms at design time. These controls allow interaction to and from the user. The code that the programmer places behind the controls handles the events as well as data ...

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