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Fun with Visual Basic

With the success of Windows 95/98/Me/2000, greater demand is being placed on the programmer to quickly and easily design applications for these graphics environments. Microsoft designed Visual Basic to specifically address these issues. Instead of the steep learning curve encountered by C or C++ programmers, Visual Basic offers the programmer a toolkit that allows quick construction of very advanced applications.

Applications design has changed drastically over the last few years as a result of user demand and dramatic hardware improvements. The advantage of Microsoft Windows is that it presents both the user and programmers with a common interface. The user has access to a graphical point-and-click environment that is the same across all applications. Visual Basic, from its inception, was designed to make developing a graphical Windows application as easy as possible. Visual Basic automatically takes care of the more tedious tasks of creating an application's graphical look. The programmer is freed to concentrate more on an application's features than on how to style it for Windows. Microsoft's C# extends the best features of Visual Basic into the raw horsepower provided by C and C++. C# adopts the ease of Visual Basic's interface design features with a look and feel that will immediately make any Visual Basic programmer feel right at home!

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