Learn how to write Windows applications and programs using the Visual Basic programming language and the Visual Basic development environment. This course will provide the building blocks of programming in Visual Basic, including using variables to store data, control structures, and loops.
This course is not suitable for Mac users (unless through software such as Boot Camp, Parallels or the like you can run the Windows OS on your Mac OS X machine).
Windows XP or later.
Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition, available for free here.
Visual Studio 2010 can also be used if needed. You can download it here.
Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
There are no prerequisites to take this course. Prior programming education or experience is not required.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Jeffrey A. Kent is a Professor of Computer Science, teaching both traditional and online classes. He has taught a number of computer programming languages, including C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, and Assembly. He is the published author of several computer-programming books, including "Visual Basic 2005 Demystified" and "C++ Demystified." He is also an attorney and has combined both careers by writing applications for law firms.