Microsoft Visual Basic Professional Edition
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.
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