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What is Visual Basic ?

Posted Jul 16, '11 at 10:57am

elshobokshy

elshobokshy

143 posts

C# = Visual C# ;)

Yeah figured XD

 

Posted Jul 16, '11 at 10:28pm

Darkroot

Darkroot

2,549 posts

I already learned HTML (pretty easy) and I went to CSS now :)

HTML is not really a programming language in the same sense you think of it, it's a markup language. Also you haven't learned HTML you've only scratched the surface, it get much complicated when you start integrating it with other languages like PHP or go into HTML 5 and start fooling around with canvas.

Also C# is not a beginner language and not respectable educational institution would teach you it first. I would suggest python or java for free programming languages. More python if you want to make games since the extensive free library called pygame exists.

 

Posted Jul 17, '11 at 4:27pm

maffegozer

maffegozer

64 posts

Seriously, Visual Basic is the easiest to learn :P
If you get the syntax of it, it is very easy to learn other languages.

 

Posted Jul 17, '11 at 9:05pm

JalapenoFez

JalapenoFez

151 posts

Ah, well for game design what program do you recommend to be the easiest? Cause some links i was sent were to confusing.

 

Posted Jul 18, '11 at 1:39am

Darkroot

Darkroot

2,549 posts

@JalpaneoFez You mean game development right? Try learning python, it's relatively easy and with the library pygame you can start producing some interesting games.

 

Posted Jul 20, '11 at 4:19pm

elshobokshy

elshobokshy

143 posts

Ah, well for game design what program do you recommend to be the easiest? Cause some links i was sent were to confusing.

ActionScript is good :)

HTML is not really a programming language in the same sense you think of it, it's a markup language.

Erm I know that, but it's good to know it :D

 

Posted Jul 20, '11 at 4:54pm

iMogwai

iMogwai

1,754 posts

C# is Visual Basic with different syntax (1 word: ripoff)

It's not really a ripoff if they're both made by Microsoft, is it? Visual Basic is just a more basic (surprise!) version of C#, really.

I studied some Visual Basic in 8th grade, and now I've studied some C# at a university, and I think Visual Basic is a good place to start at, since they have many things in common. Don't expect to be able to make a huge game after just a month or so, though. Learning a programming language takes time. And patience. And time. Lots of it. And patience. Did I mention it takes time? Because it does.

 

Posted Jul 20, '11 at 6:28pm

EnterOrion

EnterOrion

3,615 posts

Ah, well for game design what program do you recommend to be the easiest?

Games are pretty complicated. AS3 would be good for starters, but most programming languages take a while to become effective at, AS3 isn't really an exception.

You can also make games in Java, Python, or if you're up to it, C++ (this one I was getting started on, but am still procrastinating on).

I would suggest taking classes in highschool/college on programming, you'll get a much better grasp than learning on your own. At the very least, it would be wise to buy a book on the language you're attempting to learn, as they can oftentimes be more in depth than Internet sources.

Enjoy.

 

Posted Jul 22, '11 at 7:29am

ooier

ooier

30 posts

visual basic = the program language basic for microsoft visual collection. visual basic is an extension of basic wich only works for .net platform

 

Posted Jul 29, '11 at 5:29am

shikazirukato

shikazirukato

5 posts

Creating games with Visual Basic will be..you know..a pain in the ***..which you cant get rid of.

The bad thing at it it's that there's nothing in the WHOLE program that would even support making a game..I mean..you gotta make your very own variables..and yeah...I once made a "fighting game" something where you can click attacks and so,and I honestly used over 100 "if".

True..I had a friend which helped me..he coded one monster and I coded the other..but if you want to make a game,use the XNA Game Studio,which works with C#

 
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