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#1 merthyrblue

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 04:24 PM

I have quite a bit of experience using the likes of HTML, XHTML, and CSS but now i would like to step up as it were and learn a programming language such as Visual Basic. I have been told that Visual Basic is easier to learn than other programming languages. Although i have no experience what-so-ever at using Visual Basic or programming of any kind i would welcome any help and advice. I would have to start at the very beginning obviously and that means what flavour of Visual Basic to learn and where i could download a compiler so that i can practice using the Visual Basic code. Plus where i might find tutorials aimed at a newbie like myself. Thanks folks

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#2 Yarin

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:20 AM

I am somewhat experienced in programming, and these are my suggestions:

Code: C++
Compiler: Dev-C++
Media: FMOD
Graphics: OpenGL

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Posted 19 October 2007 - 07:10 AM

There is a bit of a misconception with calling it Visual Basic. I've been using Visual Basic for 13 years in its different versions. People call VB.Net Visual Basic well there is a slight resemblance but that's all. You can download Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition free of M$.

I don't know of anywhere you can download VB6 for free so if you want to try this then your best bet is to search eBay.

The original VB came in 7 different versions the last being VB6, its been going for 17 years so it can't be that bad. To me its the easiest programming language to learn. I've tried VC++ and I can't get into it. Because its been going for 17 years then you'll find a lot more support e.g. forums, downloads etc then you'll find for VB.Net. But if you've never done any programming before then you have to start somewhere. :thumbsup:

The other drawback with .Net is you can only make programs that will run on Windows NT and not for Windows 9x/ME. :flowers:

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