Creating Your First Visual Basic Program
The best way to learn programming with Visual Basic is to actually create a program. The following exercises discuss the process of creating a program for viewing Web pages.
If you don't understand everything immediately, don't worry—the concepts introduced here will be discussed in detail in other sections of the Visual Basic Guided Tour.
For a video version of this topic, see Video How to: Creating Your First Visual Basic Program.
In This Section
Step 1: Create a Project in Visual Basic
Describes how to create a project for your Web-browsing program.
Step 2: Create a User Interface
Describes how to add controls to the form to create the user interface of the Web-browsing program.
Step 3: Customize Looks and Behavior
Describes how to change the properties of the controls on the Web-browsing program.
Step 4: Add Visual Basic Code
Describes how to add code to the event handler of a button in the Web-browsing program.
Step 5: Run and Test Your Program
Describes how to run the Web-browsing program to test its functionality.
Closer Look: Understanding Properties, Methods, and Events
Provides an overview of the methods, properties, and events of an object.
Closer Look: Understanding Control Layout
Describes how to arrange, align, and resize controls on a Windows form.
Project Types in Visual Basic Express
Describes the project types available in Visual Basic Express.
Introduction to the Visual Basic Programming Language
Introduces the basics of the Visual Basic language.
Creating the Visual Look of Your Program: Introduction to Windows Forms
Describes how to use forms and controls to create a user interface.