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  • A beginner's guide to VB - A short article from VBasic.net defines Events, Methods and Properties, and offers code examples to help explain them.

  • About.com Beginning Visual Basic Topic Area - Your About.com guide offers you direct links to the best articles to help you learn VB from this site and around the web.

  • Beginning Visual Basic 6 Objects - The book deals with objects and object-oriented development with Visual Basic 5. It explains why object-oriented programming is so important today and how its use can simplify the development process as a whole. Read a sample chapter online that introduces you to OO Development.

  • Chris and Tim's Visual Basic Tutorial - Jumps straight in with a step by step guide to putting together a simple database application using the data control. Very good site that cuts to the chase very quickly. All source code that you use in the tutorial can be downloaded.

  • Finding Help - Your About.com guide brings you the best web sites and newsgroups to help you solve tricky programming problems.

  • Gary Beene's Visual Basic Tutorial - Gary has created a tutorial that introduces the new Visual Basic developer to the VB interface and simple coding.

  • Getting Off to a Good Start - Carl and Gary's excellent Visual Basic primer gives you advice on the four main programming issues: User Interface design, The Visual Basic language, Windows programming issues and Last Minute Advice.

  • Introducing... Visual Basic - What do you learn first: VB, Java or C++? Your About.com guide offers practical advice, complete with links to related pages on the web.

  • Introduction to Visual Basic 3.0 Programming - This tutorial is written for beginning programmers starting with VB3.  It walks you step by step through creating your first simple program.

  • Jose's VB Beginner's Corner - Loads of content and tutorials written specifically for VB Beginners.   Jose's VB Beginners Corner contains many large articles that cover issues from implementing simple error handling to getting started with the API.

  • Learning Visual Basic - from Beginner to Expert - The staff at Desaware offer positive advice as to how to go about learning the world's most popular programming language.

  • Learning Visual Basic Online - Your guide offers you the best in online books, sites and tutorials to help the Visual Basic newbie.

  • Making data work for you - This sample chapter from "Beginning Visual Basic 5" introduces you to variables, controls and different data types.  You can also learn what the "Option Explicit" statement really means, and check out the difference between Private and Public declarations.

  • Starting out in Visual Basic - Offers some basic practical advice about how to get started with learning Visual Basic.

  • String Functions Explained - John Percival guides you through using the many string functions built into Visual Basic, including String$, Len, LCase and UCase.

  • Using If . . . Then Statements - One of the first things you should learn about Visual Basic is how to make your application execute code depending on whether or not a variable is a certain value or not.   This tutorial from vbhelp.net offers a practical example of how to do this.

  • Using Message Boxes - This tutorial from vbhelp.net explains how to go about using the MsgBox function to offer the user simple Yes/No choices, using the standard Windows message box.

  • Visual Basic Explorer - The place for the VB Newbie.  This site offers tons of tips, links and technical resources presented in an easy to understand way.

  • Visual Basic Overview: Properties, Events, Methods - Explains the principles of Properties, Events and Methods, as well as including a large table that lists the events, properties and methods of every basic control.

  • Visual Basic in 12 Easy Lessons - Learn Visual Basic quickly with help from this book, that has been reprinted in its entirety on the ITLibrary web site. This book introduces Visual Basic, and goes on to cover more advanced ideas, such as using the printer and accessing files.

  • Visual Basic Tutorial - Visual Basic can be confusing, especially for newbie programmers. But don't worry - here to help is technology journalist and head geek Karl Moore, with the first installation of his up-and-coming Visual Basic tutorial!

  • Visual Basic Tutorial - This set of Web pages have been designed as a quick introduction to Visual Basic. The aim is to get readers up and over the first step of  the learning curve to a position where they have enough knowledge to start learning by experimentation.

  • Visual Basic ToolBox Reference - A great sheet to print out and stick on the wall! This page simply shows a picture of a toolbox and tells you what each button does.

  • Your first Visual Basic Program - Short Step-by-step guide to producing a simple Miles to Kilometres converter.

  • Woodger Computing Visual Basic Topics - Contains a table of Visual Basic terminology and a page of source code that you can cut and paste into your programs.  It also offers help to developers migrating from Power builder.

  • Welcome to Visual Basic - Check out the first chapter from "Teach yourself Visual Basic 6 in 21 days", from Macmillan.  This chapter covers a bit of VB history, and then shows you how to use the Application wizard to create your first program.