3. Introduction to Visual Basic Programming

Comment is free, but facts are sacred.

—C. P. Scott

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.

—James Howell

Objectives

In this chapter you’ll learn:

• To write simple Visual Basic programs.

• To use the Windows Forms designer to position, size and align controls.

• To write statements that input data from the user and display results to the user.

• To declare and use data of various types.

• To use variables to store data for later use in a program.

• To use arithmetic operators to perform calculations.

• How precedence determines the order in which arithmetic operators are applied.

• To write decision-making statements.

• To use equality and relational operators to compare values.

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