Meet the Guide Editor

The Complete Guide to BASIC Applications

C64 Basic ScreenshotBASIC, which stands for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, was designed as a simple programming language in the 1960s. BASIC lives on today in a number of langues like VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) and VB.NET (Visual Basic.NET). A huge number of BASIC applications have been created over the years, and it is possible to create your own BASIC applications using a number of free tools such as Visual Studio.NET Express from Microsoft.

This guide will show you some examples of BASIC code, and provides tips on writing your own BASIC applications.