TechSpot

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: 1,598

    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: 9,431

    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: 1,598

    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: 122

    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: 1,598

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

    coastymad TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 122

    Oh well, i better keep searching.
     
  8. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    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: 118

    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: 122

    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: 2,582

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

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

  13. coastymad

    coastymad TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 122

    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: 752

    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
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.