What is Visual Basic

Visual Basic Programming Language

What is Visual Basic


In 1991, Visual Basic 1.0 was introduced. A prototype form generator, developed by Alan Cooper and his company called Tripod, is used to derive the drag and drop design to create the user interface. In November 1992, Visual Basic 2.0 was released that provides an easy to use environment and improved speed. In 1993, Visual Basic 3.0 was released that came in both Standard and Professional Versions. Visual Basic 4.0 was released in August 1995 with three editions Standard, Professional, and Enterprise. In 1997, VB 5.0 was released for 32-bit versions of Windows. Visual Basic 6.0 was released in Mid 1998 that included the ability for creation of web-based applications. Word Basic, a variant of Visual Basic, is used by earlier versions of Microsoft Word.


What is Visual Basic?

Visual Basic, a third-generation event-driven programming language, is an integrated development environment (IDE)for its Component Object Model (COM) programming model. The language is easy to learn and use. It was derived from BASIC and graphical user interface (GUI) applications rapid application development (RAD) was enabled by using VB. It is used to provide access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and to create ActiveX controls and objects. The components provided by the Visual Basic program are used by programmer to create an application. Windows API is also used by the programs written in Visual Basic.


What it is used for?

  1. For creating Windows GUI apps
  2. For Excel Modeling
  3. To make Windows Forms Applications user interfaces
  4. To integrate COM components



  1. Simple structure
  2. Supports rapid application development
  3. Provides a comprehensive interactive and context-sensitive online help system.


Average salary

In USA, the average salary of a Visual Basic developer is $79,351 per year.



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