As was originally designed, Visual Basic was intended as a general-purpose programming language that could be used for simple scripting and automation, but was later enhanced with object oriented (OO) programming features to become a more powerful and flexible general-purpose programming language. The intention of the company that developed Visual Basic was to develop a programming language that would be easier for programmers to understand and use, thus enabling developers to develop more complex applications in a shorter amount of time. OO programming also allows programmers to create reusable objects, such as modules, in their programs so that programs can be re-used in multiple applications.
Visual Basic programmers can use OO programming features and tools to develop applications that are extremely powerful. A number of unique characteristics of Visual Basic, however, make it difficult for programmers to create applications that are both robust and robustly functional, even after using these features for many years. These unique characteristics are known as the “behaviors of Visual Basic” or BVBL for short. The behaviors of Visual Basic are listed in the following paragraphs.
In order for a programmer to be able to write code that compiles and runs successfully, he or she needs to have experience in Visual Basic. Many inexperienced programmers fail to understand that their experiences will be important in determining the behavior of Visual Basic. The best way for programmers to understand the behaviors of Visual Basic is to look at the Behavior Model feature in Visual Basic. The Behavior Model feature is found in the Windows Runtime environment. This part of the Windows Runtime environment provides a means of defining a series of program behaviors which programmers can use to test and debug their code without having to worry about how the code will actually behave on the host machine.
The Behavior Model feature will help programmers define the set of behavior that their code should take on the host machine. Some of these behaviors will depend on the type of operating system and hardware environment that the developer is targeting, while others are specific to the types of programming that the programmer will be performing. This feature works in a similar way to the use of templates in other types of programming, except that the behaviors will be defined according to the types of programs that will be run on the machine being used.
The Behavior Model can be accessed by selecting properties on a Visual Basic object. A developer can get information about a Behavior via the GetProperties method or by using the property inspector in Visual Basic. This type of behavior access will allow programmers to view information about a particular Behavior. A programmer can select various properties of a Behavior using a range or a property expression. While a Range is used to specify a range in which the properties of a Behavior can be accessed, a Property Expression identifies one or more expressions that are used to define a Behavior’s behavior.
Once programmers have defined a Behavior, they can create instances of this Behavior and then use these instances of the Behavior to write code that executes and tests the Code block associated with that Behavior. However, if a programmer wants to use the behavior of Visual Basic in a generic way, a type of “behavior setter” must be used.
A programmer can create an instance of a Behavior using the New behavior setter or Property setter. Once a Behavior is created, the setter can be used to write the code of that Behavior. A setter also has the responsibility of setting a particular value when a certain property is set on a Property object. When a property is created with a property setter, the code can set the property to a particular value before it runs the behavior setter. While VB programming can be used for many purposes, the use of behavior setters in Visual Basic allows programmers to control the behavior of their code.