You have seen in the previous chapters what are the mechanics of creating a new Visual Basic project. In this section we will discuss this topic in more detail. You will create a simple project that does only one thing: it displays a “Hello World!” message to the console.
The console is the name for the command prompt (DOS) window, in programmer's parlance. Writing a console application means in effect that all the user interaction takes place using the simple command prompt interface and no graphical user interface (GUI) is involved.
It may seem strange to some readers that you start learning Visual Basic—one of the languages that is specifically designed to ease GUI development—by writing a console ...