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I just joined an online class for learning Visual BASIC.

I just want to know different experiences with learning VB. Is it difficult? Do I have to expect to study hard? Or is it something to catch onto really quickly?
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I am 8 weeks into my first Vb class. It is pretty simple and straight forward. Assuming you have done some programming or at least understand programming logic it will be pretty easy. If not then it will require you to work with a bit more. The interface is easy enough to navigate, you should be fine.
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Visual Basic is EXTREMELY fun, you get to build the graphical interface as you build the code behind it. It WILL BE HARD if you don't have any programming background because the algorithm logic remains the same as other high level languages.
    
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It should be one of the easiest languages to master from the .NET universe, with VB being easiest, C# compromising between learning curve and capabilities, and Visual C++ being hardest, but most capable.
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Agreed with others, it should be one of the easiest languages to learn, but the consequence being it is one of the least useful languages out there. Compared to something like C++, which is quite a bit more difficult than VB, but can be used for almost anything.
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post #6 of 6
If you're just looking to begin application programming, Visual Basic is great. Like others have said, it's fun and easy. Designing your interface is also easy and you'll find it doesn't limit you in many ways. Also, Intellisense can be extremely helpful when you're learning (just make sure you don't rely entirely on it!).
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