VB means Visual Basic, and is a programming language coming forth of the old (not so visual) Basic. The word 'Basic' is a acronym of Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.

Good old Basic evolved into VB6 and then, in 2002, Microsoft introduced a VB version based on the .NET framework: VB.NET (in fact version VB7). A few updates later Microsoft left out the .NET part in the name, so recent .NET versions are called VB 2010 of VB 2012 of simply VB. However, VB.NET is used all over the internet and in Google searches I find it better to include the word 'VB.NET' in the search string.

I still am developing my software in VB 2010 (although I also have VB 2013) because this version is already extremely powerful. VB 2010 is part of Visual Studio 2010 (PRO).

Most of my clients are not interested in computer languages. They prefer decent financial advice. But programming (financial decision models) is fun, and my advices usually are based on something coming out of my computer.

A few examples of VB.NET code are already available on this site, so take a look at the menu.