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Modern, high-level, multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language for building apps using Visual Studio and the .NET Framework

What is Visual Basic?

Visual Basic is derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI) applications, access to databases using Data Access Objects, Remote Data Objects, or ActiveX Data Objects, and creation of ActiveX controls and objects.
Visual Basic is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.

Who uses Visual Basic?

101 companies reportedly use Visual Basic in their tech stacks, including Microsoft, XMLi5 Ltd., and

133 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Visual Basic.

Visual Basic Integrations

.NET, BenchmarkDotNet, PureBasic, IBM DB2, and .NET Core are some of the popular tools that integrate with Visual Basic. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with Visual Basic.

Why developers like Visual Basic?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Visual Basic
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Visual Basic Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Visual Basic?
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java.
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
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Visual Basic's Followers
138 developers follow Visual Basic to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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