Anyone using Visual Basic?

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Hi All,

Many years ago I used to program in Visual Basic. Now there's community, professional and enterprise editions. Not sure which one to use.

I would like to create some desktop apps that access things like Google and Amazon.

It's been so long that I don't even know if VB is sill used.

Any guidence would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Randy
#basic #visual
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  • Profile picture of the author crouchashley
    Yes. I still use Visual Basic. In fact, I use it for my final year project. I must say not many students use it as they prefer to use PHP, Java, etc. But my teammates and I want to use something that is unique. So we use Visual Basic. There's only 2 or 3 groups, including me and my teammates that use Visual Basic.

    ps: We got an A.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny12345
    Originally Posted by unihawk View Post

    Many years ago I used to program in Visual Basic. Now there's community, professional and enterprise editions. Not sure which one to use.

    I would like to create some desktop apps that access things like Google and Amazon.

    It's been so long that I don't even know if VB is sill used.

    I love Visual Basic (although, it's now known as "Visual Basic Dot Net"). I started using it decades ago. I use it for desktop applications and PHP for the web.

    It's not as popular as it used to be because of the introduction of C#. But both languages are built on the .Net Framework -- so they are both powerful.

    The Community Edition is free and excellent -- it's what I use.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author codingku
    It's been a long time i used visual basic, i prefer PHP and Java now
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  • Profile picture of the author jefrin adams
    It's been a long time i used visual basic, i prefer Python for IT jobs
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  • Profile picture of the author TrickyDick
    Originally Posted by unihawk View Post

    Hi All,

    Many years ago I used to program in Visual Basic. Now there's community, professional and enterprise editions. Not sure which one to use.

    I would like to create some desktop apps that access things like Google and Amazon.

    It's been so long that I don't even know if VB is sill used.

    Any guidence would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Randy
    VB.NET is widely used... But, not as popular as C#....

    As for the versions of Visual Studio in community, professional and enterprise editions, you can find legitimate low cost licenses for all editions...

    If you really want to create desktop applications, I'd highly suggest Syncfusion's Winform control suite... It is one of the best on the market...

    In the end, whether you choose VB.NET or C#, it doesn't matter... It all gets "compiled" down to CIL.
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