I'm interested in setting up a simple software application that would run on a windows based pc.
Can someone tell me what software would be best for this type of thing? I'm hopefully looking for something open source. This would just be a part time hobby type project so I'm not looking at spending much money on development tools.
Also with regards to learning the software can you recommend any good books that would get me going?
I'm thinking Visual Basic, but am I on the right track?
So - what software and what book?