Introduction for Beginners
If you are new to Visual Basic, then you are in the right place!
If you are as excited as I was to learn Visual Basic, I would imagine you will be wanting to get going as fast as possible! You will have seen all those cool projects and programs on YouTube and I am going to get you on your way to fully understanding them!
I will begin with the very first thing which you need to do before you can start programming which is downloading Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition! I can assure you, without this program you are going to be very stuck!
Stage 1: Your Gateway to Visual Basic 2008!
You can download Microsoft's Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition by following this link.
Choose your language and click download.
Follow the instructions given in the setup.
Once you have installed the program launch it! You should be presented with the screen which is shown below.
A new box will appear giving you lots of options to create different types of projects. You want to select Windows Forms Application, it should already be preselected. You can give your new project a name if you wish then click OK.