ILLUSTRATING SHADOWS
focusing on education and interesting practical aspects of sundial design
visual basic programming sundials
Visual Basic                                                           F R E E





notes on VB programming for dials including graphical dial plate drawing  
code for the 3 earlier VB systems [
ENVELOP, EXPRESS, and NET] in  
correct folders in WINZIP form and also the Express and NET versions
converted to
Visual Studio format for Visual Studio 2013. For the ZIP file
with all that,
click here.     


ENVELOP:    NO LONGER SUPPORTED, AND DOES NOT WORK ON WINDOWS 8
                   My
notes may prove very helpful in getting started with Envelop if you still have it. If not, then
                   those same notes are a very good introduction to event driven code using forms.
                   

MICROSOFT EXPRESS:  works on Windowx XP service pack 2 (not on sp1)
                   Their Visual Basic 2005 Studio Express version for Windows XP service pack 2 only  is about
                   60mb after an initial 3mb download and is downloadable  for free for the hobbyist from their
                   website:

                  
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/downloads/default.aspx

                  Creating published programs from this system is a typical Microsoft experience.
                  The free Microsoft Visual Basic system is rather like lots of Microsoft software. Running the
                  program it produces on another system is not simply a case of exporting it, rather it generates
                  a series of tests of the target system, and a download of major proportions.

VISUAL STUDIO 2013: has replaced the Express products which were language focused, and Visual Studio
                  now has several languages and is platform focused. The ZIP file has the earlier versions
                  converted to Visual Studio. The conversion is in fact automatic and works flawlessly.

                  
http://www.visualstudio.com/en-US/products/visual-studio-express-vs
download Programming Shadows, it is free, and has
many hints to get you up to speed on many languages