Get started with Visual Basic

This section of the documentation helps you get started with Visual Basic application development.

Get started with Visual Basic and .NET Core

Build a Visual Basic Hello World application with .NET Core in Visual Studio 2017

Build a class library with Visual Basic and .NET Core in Visual Studio 2017

Additional information

See also

  • Get Visual Basic
    Provides download links for Visual Studio versions that include Visual Basic support, including free versions.

  • Visual Basic Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners
    Microsoft Virtual Academy course that teaches the fundamentals of Visual Basic programming.

  • Object-Oriented Programming
    Provides links to pages that introduce object-oriented programming and describe how to create your own objects and how to use objects to simplify your coding.

  • Samples
    Provides links to sample code in Visual Basic.

  • Walkthroughs
    Provides a list of Help pages that demonstrate aspects of the Visual Basic language.

  • Talk to Us
    Covers how to receive support and give feedback.

  • Visual Studio
    Provides links into the Visual Studio documentation.

  • C#
    Provides links into the documentation on application development with Visual C#.

  • Visual C++
    Provides links into the Visual C++ documentation.

  • Office and SharePoint Development
    Provides information about using Microsoft Office and Visual Studio as part of a business application.