Going Further: I Want to Know More About….

The Visual Basic Guided Tour introduced you to some of the things that you can do with Visual Basic Express and Visual Basic 2008, but it is only a beginning. If you want to learn more about an area that was covered in the tour, this is the place to start.


If you are using Visual Basic Express, some of the Help links on this page may be unavailable, depending on the options that you chose during installation. For more information, see Troubleshooting Visual Basic Express.

To Learn More About the Visual Basic Language

  • Program Structure and Code Conventions
    Contains documentation on the basic structure and code conventions of Visual Basic, such as naming conventions, comments in code, and limitations of Visual Basic.

  • Visual Basic Language Features
    Provides an overview of the important components of Visual Basic.

  • Declared Elements in Visual Basic
    Covers variables, constants, enumerations, structures, properties, methods, procedures, procedure arguments, function returns, events, delegates, interfaces, and classes.

  • Procedures in Visual Basic
    Describes Sub, Function, Property, and Operator procedures, in addition to advanced topics such as recursive and overloaded procedures.

  • Control Flow in Visual Basic
    Shows how to control the flow of your program's execution.

  • Development with My
    Discusses a feature named My, which provides access to information and default object instances that are related to an application and its run-time environment.

To Learn More About Windows Forms and Controls

To Learn More About Debugging and Error Handling

To Learn More About Databases

To Learn More About Object Oriented Programming

To Learn More about User Controls and Components

To Learn More about Deployment

  • ClickOnce Deployment Overview
    Describes the purpose of ClickOnce and how it solves important problems in deploying Windows Forms applications to client computers.

  • Choosing a ClickOnce Deployment Strategy
    Describes the different ways in which you can deploy a ClickOnce application to client computers. Also describes the benefits and limitations of each strategy.

  • Choosing a ClickOnce Update Strategy
    Describes the different options available for updating a ClickOnce application after it is installed. These include automated update subscriptions and on-demand updates.

  • Troubleshooting ClickOnce Deployments
    Describes the most common problems that you might encounter when you deploy ClickOnce applications, and how to resolve them.

See Also


Reusing Code: Making Things Easier


Moving Forward: Where Do I Go from Here?

How Do I in Visual Basic Express

Other Resources

Visual Basic Guided Tour