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What is VB?

VBA Visual Basic for Applications VBA is a powerful scripting tool that is fully integrated into many industrial SCADA and supporting applications to let you quickly and easily automate operator tasks and create automation solutions. VBA scripts can be as simple or complex as you need them to be, allowing you to add custom functionality and extend your SCADA software as needed to accommodate your automation strategy. Its powerful and easy-to-use development environment allows you to reuse existing Visual Basic code.
VBA is an implementation of Microsoft's event-driven programming language Visual Basic 6, which was declared legacy in 2008, and its associated integrated development environment (IDE). Although pre-.NET Visual Basic is no longer supported or updated by Microsoft, the VBA programming language was upgraded in 2010 with the introduction of Visual Basic for Applications 7 in Microsoft Office applications and it is still popular in industrial applications and customizations.

What is VB?


  • Visual Basic, normally refer to Microsoft Visual Basic.
  • It is a high level programming language evolved from the earlier DOS version called BASIC.
  • BASIC stands for Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.
  • It is a fairly easy programming language to learn as compare to others as code looks like English Language.  In past, different software companies produced different version of BASIC, such as Microsoft QBasic, QuickBasic, GWBasic ,IBM BasicA and so on.
  • Visual Basic is a VISUAL and EVENT driven Programming Language.

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