Visual Basics 2008

Visual Basic 2008 is one of the latest versions of Visual Basic launched by Microsoft in 2008.It is a full fledged Object-Oriented Programming(OOP) Language, so it has caught up with other OOP languages such as C++, Java,C# and others

Visual Basic is a “visual programming” environment for developing Windows (also Web now) applications. Visual Basic makes it possible to develop complicated applications very quickly. The designs windows graphically, drags program elements from the Visual Basic Toolbox and writes basic code for each element. Visual Basic is “event-driven” which means that procedures are called automatically when the end user chooses menu items, clicks the mouse, moves objects on the screen, etc.

Visual Basic is very popular for the ease with which it allows the programmer to create nice looking graphical programs with less coding unlike many other languages that take thousands of lines of programmer keyed code. As the programmer works in the graphical environment much of the program code is automatically generated by the Visual Basic program.

Features :

»  LINQ Support

»  Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF Library Integration)

»  VS 2008 Multi-Targeting Support

»  AJAX support for ASP.NET

»  JavaScript Debugging Support.

»  Intellisense Support.

»  Expression Blend Support.

»  Multilingual User Interface Architecture.

»  Inbuilt C++ SDK

»  Debugging .NET Framework Library Source Code

»  In built Silverlight Library

With Visual Basic .NET we can build applications more rapidly and deploy and maintain them with efficiency. Visual Basic .NET 2003 and .NET Framework 1.1 makes “DLL Hell” a thing of the past. Side-by-side versioning enables multiple versions of the same component to live safely on the same machine so that applications can use a specific version of a component. XCOPY-deployment and Web auto-download of Windows-based applications combine the simplicity of Web page deployment and maintenance with the power of rich, responsive Windows-based applications.