In this course, you'll learn how to write code for programs using Visual Basic, the most widely used programming language and development tool for creating Windows applications. The course covers the building blocks of programming, including using variables to store data, control structures, and loops. You'll also master the principles of object-oriented and event-driven programming that you can use not only with Visual Basic, but also with other programming languages you may want to learn.
2015 version, free Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition (https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-community-vs.aspx); or 2010 version if necessary to support your operating system, free Visual Studio 2010 Express (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9709969); Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 (2015 version only), 7 (2010 and 2015 versions), XP or Vista (2010 version only).
Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users (unless through software such as Boot Camp, Parallels or the like you can run the Windows OS on your Mac OS X machine). Prior programming education or experience is not a prerequisite.
Students with Visual Basic 2008 will be supported in the Discussion Areas.
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, and Assembly. He has authored several computer programming books on different programming languages including Visual Basic, C++ and C#. He's also an attorney, and has combined both careers by writing applications for law firms.