Diploma in Visual Basic Programming

Delivered online

6-10 hours

Course description

This course will first cover the installation process of Visual Studio and help you select the correct options for your first Visual Basic program. You will study the different code terms, data types, variables, and statements that you can use, as well as the different syntax elements, operands, operators, strings, and iteration statements. You will also learn how to display the date and time in different formats for the end user to see.

Next, you will study the nature of classes, methods, scopes, and modifiers. The course will also cover Namespace, the .NET framework class library, and collections, as well as teach you the difference between generic and non-generic collections. You will also look into Language Integrated Query (LINQ) and enumerations including their functions in this programming language. Finally, you will study the ‘Try Catch’ and ‘End Try’ block code and learn when to use them while writing code.

Building software applications is a skill that one needs to develop constantly. This free online Diploma in Visual Basic Programming contains video tutorials that will ensure you clearly learn the different ways to write your code using Visual Basic. This is a great skills that will really boost your computer programming career. Check out the course today, and start learning how to build really engaging and useful applications in no time at all.

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Select a custom installation for Visual Studio 2015
  • Define the syntax of visual basic
  • Explain how code files are organised into projects and solutions
  • Define what an iteration statement is
  • Describe how to set a break point in your line of code
  • Define and call simple methods
  • Explain the different between the ‘do while’ and ‘while’ iteration statement
  • Explain how to add and subtract values from dates
  • Explain how to use the existing .NET framework class library efficiently
  • Define what happens when there are no more references to an object
  • Describe how to change the default namespace for

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