Visual Basic Or Visual C++, What To Learn With
I'm a newbie I want to learn programing. A long time ago I bought, Sams Teach Yourself Visual C++ in 21 days book. I never bothered with it though. Now I have an urge to try some programming.
I've heard about both VB and VC++... I was wondering which is better to use? What do I use to code with VC++? I have a disk with VC++ 6.0 Intro Edition. Is that good ? I was under the understanding it was just like VB, I could be wrong though.
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Will Going To Learn Visual Basic.
I'm already a programmer with PHP and MYSQl and i would like to develop my knowledge in learnign something new. I would like to learn Visual Basic with MS ACCESS and learn how to open a file with a program created with visual Basic. Can anyone of you recomend me a good book to start from the beginning?
What To Learn? Visual Basic 6.0 Or VB.NET
As I've said in my other posts, I am newbier than a newbie when it comes to VB programming. And I am willing to learn. But what programming language do you suggest? Should I resort to learning the Classic Visual Basic or should I use VB.NET instead? Thanks.
Tryign To Learn Visual Basic....
hey everybody how's it going? I'm a junior right now in high school and really interested in programming. I've learned c++, qbasic, and html so far in my classes as far as programming goes and now i'm in a class for visual basic. well let's just say my teacher knows absoutely nothing, he even admitted it himself to make that worse, he gave us a visual basic project and a few days to do it. the project he gave me was.....
Two numbers are said to be 'amicable' if they are different and the sum of the divisors of each number (including 1 but excluding the number itself) equals the other number.
For example: 2620 is divisible by 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 131, 262, 524, 655 and 1310; these add up to 2924. 2924 is divisible by 1, 2, 4, 17, 34, 43, 68, 86, 172, 731 and 1462; these add up to 2620. Therefore 2620 and 2924 are amicable.
[20 marks] Write a program which inputs two numbers (which will be less than 10,000) and then prints "Amicable" if they are amicable, or "Not amicable" otherwise. Your program should then terminate. Sample run
First number: 2620
Second number: 2924
well from what i know, I need to declare two variables for input and then determine the factors of both the numbers, add the specifc factors for each of the numbers, and see if they equal. I know, i thought I had this in the bag, but I suddenly realized I don't know how to get a variable to be inputted nor find out the factors. If you guys could kinda give me a guideline on how the outline of hte program, it will be must appreciated. I'm actually planning to buy a programming book for visual basic to learn it on my own sicne it looks really interesting.
Spontaneous Decision To Learn Visual Basic...
I've been lurking around the forums a few days now, trying not to come off as completely unprepared. Or just wasting your time by asking for help right off the bat, but I digress.
A few days ago a friend of mine told me he wanted to create a 2-d tile-scrolling game sometime in the future. Given, I was interested. So, we thought of what we would use to create this "imaginary" game. Eventually VB was the end answer. (He still insists on using VB.NET, but I am reluctant... I think VB is fine)
(Note: I am aware that creating a full-fledged game is not a realistic goal, but it does provide my incentive for learning the language.)
Either way, I've been reading day and night (for about 4 days, so it hasn't been that long. =P) on this language, and I've learned quite a bit, but some things I just fail to grasp.
At the moment, I know basic things like how to define variables, what most of the variable types are for, and just the basic stuff that everyone should know.
So my question is: Where do I go from here?
I've read a few bitblt tutorials from this site, and even downloaded the source-code but I can't make heads or tails of it. The directx tutorials leave me stranded in confusion.
I guess I've forgotten the main phrase, as I've seen on this site so many times "You must learn to walk before you can run".
As an aside, I don't know if this helps, but here's a few tutorials I've visited:
http://www.vbtutor.net/vbtutor.html <-- Those are easy. I've read all of those, but it was stuff that was just basic.
And the following confuse me:
http://www.vbexplorer.com/VBExplorer/tiletutor2.asp <-- Part 2 of the above.
So basically, I thought my past experience with PHP would help, but it doesn't. And since it doesn't, I figured some of you Guru's could point me in the right direction.
Good Ways To Learn Visual Basic?
Well, I'm new to visual basics. I'm 14 and I really want to learn. I have my own site that I thought would teach me when people joined but it hasn't worked. and I was wondering if their are good video tutorials or picture tutorials that could teach me.
Will Visual Basic Help You Learn Other Programming Lang's More Easily?
Hello, i have been on and off studying visual basic 6.0 but i know i won't be using it when i'm older becuase i think most compaines would rather have people who know C++ or i might be wrong?
But what i'm trying to ask, is taking time to learn this programming language worth it? and will it help you catch on to other more complex computer lang's more easily?
or will it just confuse you?
E-BOOK Learn Visual Basic 6- With Advanced Features As Well!
This e-book is very good i promise, it gives you a very good introduction to visual basic, and it also supports activex, dll's, serialization etc etc
download it at
in the tutorials -> Visual Basic section
Clemens Timmermans (16-Year old)
Webmaster of: http://www.maxcode.com/
This Website Contains: sourcecodes for all major programming languages with special C/C++/VC++
Word And Visual Basic [ How Can I Get The Save As Window Through Visual Basic? ]
Hi, I made a small program in visual basic that with the use of
Dim oWord as new word.application
Dim oDoc as new word.document
fills a document with some data from the visual basic.
I want when those data are loaded in word the save or save as window to appear.
The command oDoc.saveAs saves the document without even asking for a filename.
What Can I do?
Extracting Visual Basic Source Code From Visual Basic EXE
Well actually the problem in my case is that i had mad an EXE in VB6 around a week ago and had stored the EXE and th source code in two diferent folders. By mistake somebody ha deleted the source code folder. I wanted to make some changes i the EXE code and Now i have only the EXE folder to deal with.
Is there any method by which i can extract the Visual Basic cod from the VB EXE. Is there any application or software which ca help me in this? Do give me the hyperlink for downloading th EXE for the extraction if possible.
Please let me know at the earliest.
Thanks in advance.
Code Change From Visual Basic.net - Visual Studio 2005
I am working on a tuturial that i have for Visual basic.net ( for now )
I am working with Visual Studio 2005.
I have been working on a code to change the text color by the name put into
the text box.
Visual Basic .Net code.
Label2.ForeColor = Color.FromName(TextBox1.Text)
i get the error
Name 'Color' is not declared.
I was wondering if someone can show me how things would be in Visual Studio.
Apply Windows Visual Themes From Visual Basic?
I am moderately new a visual basic - i know quit a bit - but not as much as some people - was just wondering - is it possible to make a visual basic program that applies a windows visual style - if so - how?
Data Type Conversion From Visual C++ To Visual Basic
I'm trying to convert some code from Visual C++ to Visual Basic. There are some types, however, that I cannot seem to figure out what they should be. The C++ types are dpecifically WORD and DWORD. What should they be in Visual Basic? I thought DWORD is a Long, but I have no idea what a WORD would be. Specifically, I'm determining the types from the BITMAPINFOHEADER structure.
Microsoft Visual Studio 6/Visual Basic 6 Sp6 RELEASED!!!!
Microsoft released Service Pack 6 for Visual Studio 6, download the latest(and final) service pack if you have VS6/VB6 installed.
Official Page of sp6
List of Fixes
See the fixes from sp4 and sp5
Click here to download it (About 62mb)
Download it, it has many fixes included!
As BrianS told me: VB6 SP6, its only 26mb and VB Runtimes sp6 its only 1.02mb
Enjoy the new service pack! It is the LAST!!!!!
Linking To DLL's Created In Visual Studio From Visual Basic
Can anyone give me some usefull tips or links on how to link to routines writen in C++ from Visual Basic
I am aware of the
Declare Function CloseHandle Lib "testdll.dll" (ByVal hObject As Long) As Long
type notation, but I am curious on what I have to do with my DLL to allow this notation to work.
Any suggestions or links would be a great help, thanks!!!
Visual Basic Development & The Visual C++ Shared Objects
I having a really irritating problem. I'm developing an Add-in in Visual Basic... however, to do the development I'm doing, I require the "Visual C++ shared Objects" reference to be added to the project.
Here in lies the problem. I also need the VB command left [as in left string copy - ie. left("aaaaa", 2)] The only problem is that by adding the "Visual C++ shared Objects" reference, the LEFT command is overridden with the C++ version which returns a long (or something like that).
In the References window, I've already set "Visual C++ shared Objects" to the lowest possible priority... is there anyway to get around this arrangement?
Thanks in advance,
How To Access Visual FoxPro Data In Visual Basic
I have a problem :(
I would like do delete a record in FoxPro data base with Visual Basic 6
I use ODBC kuhinja:
Const povezava = "Provider=MSDASQL.1; Persist Security Info=False; Data Source=kuhinja"
adott1.ConnectionString = povezava
adott2.ConnectionString = povezava
adott2.RecordSource = "SELECT sifra,grupa,naziv,nabavna,vpc " _
& "FROM izdelki "
to view data in datagrid
I delete a record :
adott1.RecordSource = "SELECT * " _
& " FROM izdelki " _
& " WHERE sifra='" & adott2.Recordset!sifra & "'"
Record is marked in FoxPro as deleted ( not yet PACK ) but in Visual Basic datagrid (adott2.refersh ) record is still in it.
How can i execute PACK in Visual Basic????
sorry for bad english :)
Dumb Question About Visual Basic / Visual Studio...
From someone who has been programming as long as I have, this has got to be a dumb (DUH!!!) question. But if I don't get it answered, I'm going to continue to run around in circles. The problem stems from what appears to be a simple name change, and the fact that I only upgrade my software infrastructure here every few years, so I miss what's going on.
VB6 appears to be the last (terminating) version of Visual Basic. There will be no VB7. But, clearly, the language itself is not being terminated -- just called something else, or is being "assimilated" (resistance is futile) or absorbed into a larger platform, losing its identity as a stand-alone programming environment.
How does Visual Studio relate to Visual Basic? Is the "next generation" version of Visual Basic now being called Visual Basic.NET? Is VB.NET part of Visual Studio? If I get Visual Studio, is VB.NET automatically part of that package? Or is Visual Studio one thing, and VB.NET something else entirely, ordered as two separate things? If I want to keep programming in VB (as a programming language/environment), do I now have to get Visual Studio instead?
Sorry to bother the more enlightened souls here with a DUH question -- but I gotta ask SOMEBODY...
Thanks. You folks have been a GREAT help here.
Visual Basic Items Removed From Visual Basic.NET
A while ago (maybe up to a year) I had found a web page (probably a Microsoft MVP's home age) that had a list of about 100 things that were removed from Visual Basic in the transition to Visual Basic.NET. As it is, I would like to look at that again, but I can't seem to find it on my computer. Does anyone remember this page and/or have a copy of the link or the file that was on it. It has particular things like Debug.Print is no longer valid and MsgBox function is not supported. I've look on Microsoft's website and found a great deal of information about implementation difference, but I can't seem to locate this particular piece. If anyone could help I would appreciate it very much.
Thanks in Advnance
Visual Basic And Visual C++ Sharing File
I was wondering how do I access the log file and take its content i.e. numbers into Visual C++ while continuously writing the log file in Visual Basic?
Is the function like Openshare help or is there another way?
Visual Basic Versus Visual C Performance
Hi people :
A question that many of us make to ourselves. I´ve not received a convinced answer.
I´ve heard already thousand times that programs writen in C run "better" and "faster" than programs written in Basic. The same for Visual C against Visual Basic.
Even Visual C has better press than Visual Basic, I mean, a commercial software written in C seems to be "stronger" than a commercial program written in Visual Basic.
I understand that programs can be well written or not so well, no matter which language is used, but I´m talking of well written programs, in both languages.
But, what is the truth behind all this.
Suppose a program that works in a network.
The program will use the winsock that comes with Windows, no matter if the program was written in Visual C, Visual Basic or whatever language the programer is using.
Let´s supposed that that asumption is true, that means that the Visual Basic program does things in a slower way than the one in Visual C, so, the Visual Basic compiler is charging our code with processor instructions to do nothing.
I´m not a Visual C programer. I think that I write optimized code in Visual Basic.
I will appreciate comments.
Visual Basic/Visual Sourcesafe Problem
Having a problem at work with sourcesafe and vb 6. I have one computer here that for some reason after using SourceSafe to grab the newest version of code from the server and copying it to the local machine, it prompts with a save as dialog box when trying to save (want it to save to the local machine, will update sourcesafe copy later).
Any ideas? I have the following from MS, but this happens only on one machine and we don't use ActiveX Controls
Q223128 - FIX: Problems Saving Visual Basic Form to Visual SourceSafe
Visual Basic & Visual SourceSafe Offsite
Do you recommend any configuration solutions to use Visual SourceSafe offsite in Visual Basic? My team in Korea is going to collaborate with the India team, and I hope there's a simple solution for that.
Combining Visual Basic And Visual C++ Code
I need to embed C++ code in my Visual Basic project without using a DLL.
I understand it's something to do with the linking process and it is described here:
However, I don't seem to have the 'Compile Controller' add-in that it talks about. Can anyone tell me either where I can find this add-in or how I can embed a C++ function in a VB project
Visual Basic 6 & Visual Styles: The Story
Ok... I've got Windows XP... great OS... I've got XP SKins... great Program... and I've got Visual Basic 6... great IDE... so I thinked... what about giving my applications Visual Styles Support?
So I did it, I've added Visual Styles to VB 6 and to my application and... IT WORKED!!! I had the cool XP Buttons and Checkboxes... GREAT!!! I tried Tabs too!!! They worked... frames worked too!!! But after two days my application started to play the Critical Error sound...
I tried to do another application with simpler things... and after a lot of experiments I've discovered that with standard controls (Buttons, Option Buttons, Check Boxes...) the application doesn't work and with other ones... it works! I tried everything from upgrading to using UxTheme.dll... So now I just talk about it with other people... hoping to find someone able to explain me WHY does my application worked once
Thanks for reading the whole thing
Newby : Visual Basic And Visual Studio
I'm new at this group .
I used to program with Sybase Powerbuilder tool .
I want to learn VB and have to buy the development tool .
Wondering what the difference is between VB and Visual studio .
I want to make programs that will be able to go on the net and use databases . Programs like stockmanagement over the net , etc ...
Witch program do I have to buy to start ?
Thanks for any info .
Visual C++ Vs. Visual Basic, I'm A Beginner
My name is David Waters and I have started programming in Visual C++ 6.0. However, where ever I look, I only find older books on it and I'm seeing lots of Visual <b>Basic</b> stuff on the net. Is Visual C++ too old or something? I noticed that when I looked through Oriellys book catalog, I found nothing on Visual C++. Not a single book ever created for it. I'm a bit confused. What’s currently going on in the world of programming? Can someone explain this Visual Basic thing to me and is it worth programming in Visual C++ still? Advantages? Disadvantages?
Thank you for your help and time! I really appreciate it.
VISUAL BASIC VS VISUAL FOX (for Experts)
Ive done a quick search on the internet and found many sites that shows the advantages of using vfox I also have some friends that tell me that fox is better for handling data, quicker, the programming has less code, example(instant combo in a grid) and it can also connect with SQL server.
I program in VB but need to know what this forum thinks about Vfox and perhaps what are the drawbacks of using it.
Why VFox isnt a .net language?
Visual Basic Vs. Visual FoxPro
Have anyone here used Visual FoxPro before? I would like to know how it measures up to Visual Basic.
Thanks in advance.
Visual Basic To Visual C++ Converter...
A few people have show an interest in a program that'll convert VB programs to Visual C++.
Do any exist (and are free)?
Is anybody cool enough ti right one?
Callin A Visual C 6 Dll In Visual Basic 6 0
i have made a simple dll in vc and i try it to call in vb standard exe but i am getting the error messages "bad calling convention". the c code is listed below
void func(int *a)
please give ur suggestions .
Difference Between Visual Basic And Visual Basic.net
visual basic and visual basic.net?
i am very new to programming, and i was wondering if someone could explain the difference between visual basic and visual basic.net. i Know this may be a silly question to ask, but if i dont i will never find out.
i am designing a system for a chinese restaurant, hopefully i hope create it in Visual basic.
if anyone can help, i would be grateful.
What Are Advantages Of Visual Basic .net Over Visual Basic 6.0?
I am thinking of installing Visual Basic.net (standard version) in place of Visual Basic 6.0. I dont know what are the disadvantages of it and I am hesitating to do that. I thought that I should ask the forum before making this decisions.
Would someone help me to know the followings.
1. If I install VB.net, and if I do programming in VB.net, will I be able to run it in Visual Basic 6.0?
2. Can I do everything that I do in Visual Basic 6 in Visual Basic .net?
3. Are there things that I can do in Visual Basic . net which can not be done in Visual Basic 6.0?
4. Would you recommend Visual Basic.net in place of Visual Basic 6.0?
Thanks in advance.
[Solved]Visual Basic & Visual Basic.net
Wat is the difference between Visual Basic & Visual Basic.net?
I just dont understand.....are they 2 different programming languages? Are they related to each other?
Do they both need the Ms Visual Basic software to develop?.....
Which is more powerful & which is better for beginners?
What is there in Vb.net thats not there in VB....?
pls help me out with this...
What Is The Different Between Visual Basic And Visual Basic Access?
actually i'm going to do a database to track student attendance, where the student need to scan their student ID card.
which software is suitable for me? Visual basic or Visual basic access?
actually what is the different between these two?
can anyone explain to me?
Upgrading From Visual Basic 3 To Visual Basic 6
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