What Is Microsoft Visual Basic 6.5?

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What Is Microsoft Visual Basic 6.5?
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Over time, programs have to be updated to keep up with the changing atmosphere online and in computer hardware. This leads to different names and numbers for these evolving programs. Visual Basic 6.5 is a particular version of a programming language from Microsoft.

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Visual Basic

A programming language is a code that tells a computer what to do. Visual Basic holds its roots in a programming language called Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, or BASIC for short. It is the particular BASIC language developed by Microsoft, and is offered in a program that can be used to write other programs with the language.


Visual Basic was developed from version 1.0 to 6.0. Version 6.0 was released in 1998. In 2001, Microsoft released its .Net line of programming resources, and Visual Basic became Visual Basic.Net. In between these releases came Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), which was the language Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 were written in.

VBA 6.5

Because Visual Basic ended with 6.0, Visual Basic 6.5 actually refers the Visual Basic for Applications version 6.5. This program is no longer supported by Microsoft, but remains popular with developers who are familiar with the programming language.

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