posted on Feb, 5 2004 @ 05:14 AM
Yes I have heard of some courses in 6th form doing Visual Basic, though I think it's a terrible language to start out with for you beginners, it
teaches you bad habbits - I would say start with C or Python. Any language really, as long as you understand programming... i.e. variables, loops,
arrays, hashes, structures, functions, pointers, etc. Then you can take it to another language, and just learn the new syntax.
The hard part of programming is when you start to learn all the different librarys, like the networking libraries, GUI libraries (pure code, not like
VB), image libraries, etc.
Anyways... That VB code would not work at all in QBasic, QBasic is a text-only programming language (Also I don't think it is OO based), so that code
would not work at all, unless like I said... You can find that someone has written a GUI framework for it... Even then, the code would be much
different, as like I have said... I didn't think QBasic was OO based. I could be wrong though.
f16falcon... Think of VB this way... VB is a GUI framework for the BASIC language - Like Delphi is a GUI framework for Pascal.
So saying that VB *is* a GUI framework, your probably thinking why you can't use that? Well you can... But your teacher probably wouldn't like it,
lol - as your course is in QBasic. Also you would have to buy the VB IDE and Compiler - Not cheap - about Ł100 for a standard edition (very limited).