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Visual Basic 101
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If you want to learn how to program in Visual Basic, this is the course for you. This course is designed for students who have never programmed before. However, even if you have been using Visual Basic for some time, you will benefit from the good, solid fundamentals that this course teaches - it's a great refresher for experienced developers as well. We have also had students come back and tell us that they picked up a few tips and tricks, even though they've been programming for years with Visual Basic.

Programming basics, VB interface, forms, subroutines, MsgBox, command buttons, captions, build a calculator

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Access 2010 VBA Comment from Geo @ 10/11/2013
Hi Richard,

In your VBA courses, do you also talk about DAO  and  ActiveX Data Objects ADO ?

Best regards,

Reply from Richard Rost:

I cover DAO recordsets in my Access 320-329 series. I don't spend a ton of time on ADO, but I cover it a little. I cover it more in my ASP classes. I'll be covering both in the upcoming Developer series for Access.
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VB or VBA Comment from Michelle C @ 5/9/2013
Richard, are your VB classes valid for VBA for Access/Excel, etc.?  I don't do any programming with Visual Basic, but I am interested in learning how to do more with Access and Excel.

Reply from Richard Rost:

My Visual Basic series is for VB 6.0 which is a standalone development environment. 99% of the LANGUAGE you learn in this class is valid for Access VBA however the technique of building apps in VB6 is a lot different. You would be better off getting my 300-level Access 2003 classes (or waiting for the Advanced and Developer series to come out later this summer) than getting the VB6 classes.
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VB vs VBA Comment from Terrence Taylor @ 12/14/2012
Hi Richard I just went through your VB101 by opening Visual Basic from my Excel 2007 program.  I think I understand that Visual Basic is a standalone; will using the excel version limit me if i decide to move forward with more of your VB courses. Thanks

Reply from Richard Rost:

VB and VBA are completely different beasts. See this.

While you can learn the basics of how to program in VB/VBA with my VB101 course, if you don't have the VB6 programming language application on your system, you're going to have a hard time following along. I'll be updating my course for VB2012 soon, which is actually a FREE download from Microsoft (for the basic version).
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VB to VBA Comment from Vannak @ 12/6/2012
Thanks Richard! It's good to know that you will cover VB script in the 300. I am looking forward to be there once I'm done w/ each of the lessons.
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VB to VBA Comment from vannak hou @ 12/6/2012
So Basically, in order to get a better understanding of the VBA in Access Programming, basically is to take all your courses in Access. Right now, I'm reviewing all the videos that I have completed just to make sure I know what's going on before heading to next chapter but not to overwhelm myself.  Thanks again.

Reply from Richard Rost:

Correct. You don't NEED any other VB courses if you follow my Access 300-level courses one after the other. I don't assume that you know anything other than what's covered in my previous Access courses.
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VB to VBA Comment from Vannak Hou @ 12/5/2012
Richard, once I am done w/ the Visual Basic 6.0, will that help me to write VBA code for Access 2010 that I'm taking right now. I know if I want to go further into Access at a later point, looks to me that Visual Basic will help me out.  Let me know.  Thanks!

Reply from Richard Rost:

Learning the VB that I teach in my VB6 classes will help you learn the syntax of the language and a lot of the generic functions. My 300-level (Advanced) Access courses will then teach you how to use VB specific to Access.
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