Introduction to Visual Basic (Self-Paced Tutorial)

Introduction to Visual Basic (Self-Paced Tutorial)

Learn how to write code for Windows applications using the Visual Basic programming language and development environment.
3 Months Access / 24 Course Hrs
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Visual Basic is the most widely used programming language for creating Windows applications. It is easy to learn and does not require you to memorize difficult commands like other programming languages. In this course, you will learn how to write Windows applications and programs using the Visual Basic programming language and the Visual Basic development environment. You will see how Visual Basic development environment enables you to create the application program and its components literally with the click of a button or menu item. It even writes all the necessary code to get the application started for you.

In this course you will learn the building blocks of programming, including using variables to store data, control structures, and loops. You will discover how to use the large function library built into Visual Basic as well as how to write and use your own functions. You will also explore using Windows' large and varied library of controls and how to access files and handle errors. You will learn about event-driven and object-oriented programming---concepts that are important not just in Visual Basic, but in other programming languages as well.

Enrollment Options:
3 Months Access Course Code: T9609
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$115.00 USD


1 Getting Started Using Visual Basic

2 Properties

3 Event Procedures

4 Controls

5 Data Types and Variables

6 Assignment and Arithmetic Operators

7 Relational and Logical Operators

8 Control Structures

9 Loops and Arrays

10 Subroutines and Functions

11 File Access

12 Handling Exceptions


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course is not suitable for Macs (unless through software such as Boot Camp, Parallels or the like you can run the Windows OS on your Mac OS X machine)..

Software Requirements:

  • Windows 8 or newer.
  • 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 Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.


  • Students with Visual Basic 2008 will be supported in the Discussion Areas.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.