Visual BASIC

<language> (VB) A popular event-driven visual programming system from Microsoft Corporation for Microsoft Windows. VB is good for developing Windows interfaces, it invokes fragments of BASIC code when the user performs certain operations on graphical objects on-screen.

It is widely used for in-house application program development and for prototyping.

It can also be used to create ActiveX and COM components.

Version 1 was released in 1991 [by Microsoft?].

Current version: 6, as of 1999-11-26.

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