Visual Basic is one of the fastest and easiest way to create applications for Microsoft Windows®. Whether you are an experienced
professional or brand new to Windows programming, Visual Basic provides you with a complete set of tools to simplify rapid application development (RAD). So what is Visual Basic? The "Visual" part refers to the method used to create the graphical user interface (GUI). Rather than writing numerous lines of code to describe the appearance and location of interface elements, you simply add prebuilt objects into place on screen.

The "Basic" part refers to the BASIC (Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) language; a language used by more programmers than any other language in the history of computing. Visual Basic has evolved from the original BASIC language and now contains several hundred statements, functions, and keywords, many of which relate directly to the Windows GUI. Beginners can create useful applications by learning just a few of the keywords; yet, the power of the language allows professionals to accomplish almost anything that can be accomplished using any other Windows programming language.

There is a wide variety of third-party imaging components available for Visual Basic programmers that allow you to create applications that include comprehensive imaging and/or compression functionality, and move them from development to implementation rapidly.

Take a look at the most comprehensive set of Visual Basic Imaging Components available: