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> Lesson 6: Graduating to Microsoft Visual Basic
In this lesson, you will learn how to:
Now that you’re a master of Small Basic, let’s see what else is out there for you to continue your fun with programming.
This lesson introduces you to a new and more powerful programming environment that is called Visual Basic.
Just like Small Basic, you can get Visual Basic Express Edition for free
You can download the most recent version from the following page:
The installation should take about 10-15 minutes.
After you write a program in Small Basic, you can easily export that code to run from Visual Basic.
If you click Graduate on the toolbar, Small Basic will launch a wizard that will walk you through the export process.
The wizard will translate your Small Basic program into Visual Basic and then automatically launch the Visual Basic environment for you.
After you export your program, a new programming environment appears.
Your new environment should resemble this window.
If you click Play on the toolbar, your program should run just the same way as it ran from Small Basic.
Visual Basic is a very powerful language and environment that you can use to further your programming fun.
You can find lots of resources on the Internet for learning about Visual Basic.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/ms789086 is a good place to start to learn about Visual Basic.
Now you know how to: