3.2. Displaying a Line of Text

We begin by considering a simple program (Fig. 3.1) that displays a line of text. When this program runs, its output appears in a Command Prompt window. We show such output in a blue box following the program listing. You will see what a Command Prompt window looks like later in this section, when we explain the process of creating a console application.

Figure 3.1. Simple Visual Basic program.
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					' Simple Visual Basic program.
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					Module FirstWelcome
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					   Console.WriteLine("Welcome to Visual Basic!")
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					End Module
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Welcome to Visual Basic!

Analyzing the Program

This program illustrates several important Visual Basic features. ...

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