Microsoft Visual Basic 1.0 for DOS

edited February 4 in Product Comments

imageMicrosoft Visual Basic 1.0 for DOS

First released in 1991, Microsoft Visual Basic was a programming environment where one could build an application by visually creating the user interface first, and then adding code. In contrast, even the smallest Visual Basic basic programs could take reams of program code to write in C or C++. Visual Basic was extremely popular for business application programming. The language itself was an interpreted BASIC dialect, however speed was maintained through the use of reusable compiled libraries (DLLs and VBX controls). These however, limited application development to Microsoft Windows.

Read the full story here


Comments

  • I've repackaged all of the Visual Basic 1.0 for MS-DOS downloads. Several were very crufty and have been updated. If there are any issues, please let me know.

    We could really use manual scans for these early VB versions. They are bound manuals, though.
Sign In or Register to comment.