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Visual Basic for Beginners Training Course

£695 + VAT for most venues (£795 + VAT for London)

2 days

This introductory course focuses on how to write programs in Visual Basic (called VB by its friends, and also VB.NET). Forget about the user interface (this two-day course does), but learn instead how to use conditions, loops, error-trapping and all of the other standard VB programming techniques.

Course details

  • Locations for Introduction to VB.NET coursesLocations:Manchester
  • Next Introduction to VB.NET course locationNext course:Tue 01 May 2018
  • Introduction to VB.NET course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

Basics of forms

  • Training topicCreating basic forms
  • Training topicForm events

Coding in VB.NET

  • Training topicWriting routines
  • Training topicCommenting and uncommenting
  • Training topicUsing code regions

Variables and constants

  • Training topicDefining variables
  • Training topicScope of variables
  • Training topicConstants

Covered if time allows If time


  • Training topicCreating enumerations
  • Training topicChanging integer values

Testing conditions

  • Training topicIF, ELSE and END IF
  • Training topicUsing SELECT CASE

Passing arguments

  • Training topicWriting modular code
  • Training topicByRef and ByVal
  • Training topicCreating functions

Using arrays

  • Training topicDefining arrays
  • Training topicUsing arrays to split text


  • Training topicFixed number of iterations
  • Training topicLooping UNTIL or WHILE
  • Training topicLooping over collections

Working with files

  • Training topicStreamreaders and streamwriters
  • Training topicDefining scope with USING
  • Training topicFileInfo / DirectoryInfo


  • Training topicDebugging applications
  • Training topicStepping through code
  • Training topicDefining breakpoints

Error trapping

  • Training topicTRY / CATCH
  • Training topicThe DEBUG.PRINT statement


  • Training topicThe wonderful VB list
  • Training topicAdding and removing items
  • Training topicFinding items

Creating properties

  • Training topicTypes of property
  • Training topicWriting properties

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"Excellent content and very well presented by a very knowledgeable and personable trainer. Small groups which allowed the trainer to spend a lot of time with everyone on the course. The course manuals cover all aspects of the training and are very clear and concise. I am looking forward to my next course.A++++ "

Steve Morley (Bidvest Logistics)

"The course content was well delivered and the support material well structured and helpful. A very enjoyable course which will be very useful in my future work."

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"I enjoyed the course and thought it was very well run. The instructor was very good and very patient with me and explained everything fully and made sure everyone understood before moving on to the next stage. "

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"Very good course covered everything we asked for in the time we had, hopefully it will be put into practice soon."

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Although it's not a pre-requisite, you'll find this course much easier if you've already done some programming in another language.

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