Windows

When I was about 12 years of age? I saw my father working in Quick Basic, typing in a language that seemed very interesting. He left it open, showed me the help/documentation and let me learn and program on my own. My first program that I ever wrote was console based. What it did is simple. It Printed.

Ryan Steder
 Ryan Steder
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   Ryan Steder
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It printed it over and over again until a key was pressed.

Then I learned Visual Basic. Later I notice that C++ was popular and more powerful, so I began using Visual C++. Since I was used to having visual representations of forms. I usually choose to use Visual C++ Windows Forms. Which is extremely close to Visual C#, I have even used examples of C# and converted it to C++ on the fly. It is almost exactly alike except C# is managed. It has the System::? library. I have written other programs while I was younger in Quick Basic, if I can find the code I will post it, it was a graphics programs that used Mode X graphics at an astonishing 320X240 resolution with 256 colors.