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This is how you would display “Hello World” in Visual Basic.
' Allow easy reference to the System namespace classes.
' This module houses the application's entry point.
Public Module modmain
' Main is the application's entry point.
' Write text to the console.
Console.WriteLine ("Hello World using Visual Basic!")
The command line for compiling the program is the following:
vbc.exe /t:exe /debug+ /optionstrict+ /out:.\HelloVB.exe HelloWorld.vb
In the previous line, /out specifies the output file, and /t indicates the target type.