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Visual basic

By coastymad
Nov 3, 2005
  1. Hello I am thinking of getting into visual basic but it's too expensive for me (yes I'm a tight little ****) but does anyone know of a freeware clone of it at all. thanks.
     
  2. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Excel had it's own version of VB, as far as the coding goes it's all the same, you can even run class modules etc from it. A good starting point to learn VB coding. Obviously you can't make executables with it though.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You don't need any special tools to make VB scripts - Notepad will do.

    Why on earth would anyone want to learn VB is beyond me though :p
     
  4. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    of course you can type C++ commands into notepad too, but if you want to run your code and see what it does etc. you need an application program. Also Excel VB will give him a chance to learn the proper command structure.
     
  5. coastymad

    coastymad TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 103

    I've heard of a program called "speed basic" but i can't find it using any search engine, i just get things that are basic to use that speed up your computer etc.
     
  6. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Sorry, I've never heard of it.
     
  7. coastymad

    coastymad TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 103

    Oh well, i better keep searching.
     
  8. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    try basic link pages
    I have had C++ borland on my old win98 machine and played with it I think to learn it is free I had the version 4 plus
    could not install on win2000 machine and have not really got into that aspect of programming
    I have 2 copys of VB 5 and 6 did lot more learning with these
    got them from ebay really cheap,should be even cheaper now with .net release on market.
    I would look for older version if you realy want a GUI programming tool to learn on should be had for 50.00 usd
    come to think now I sold my VB5 on ebay for under 30.00


    good luck
     
  9. Tribal-Phoenix

    Tribal-Phoenix TS Rookie Posts: 92

    Microsoft Word has vb build in it i believe the shortcut is alt+f11, u can make macros with that but i dont think you can make exe's but you can always get a ligemate copy of it from the internet.
     
  10. coastymad

    coastymad TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 103

    What i really need is visual basic 5.5, as all the books I have about it (as i am just about to start learning) use the interface on VB 5.5 thanks.
     
  11. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    If you are not in a rush I will look around
     
  12. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

  13. coastymad

    coastymad TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 103

    No i'm not really in a rush.
     
  14. xp0gam3r

    xp0gam3r TS Rookie

    Free

    Ya...ther is a free version of VB and its Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition!!

    Enjoy!
     
  15. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    I have a few good ones that are free and are very similar to VB


    http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html


    try that(I used to program, if you can program well{graphics and such} can u teach me lol?)


    sw123
     
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