Visual Basic is a programming language and development environment developed by Microsoft. Based on the BASIC language, Visual Basic was one of the first products to provide a graphical programming environment and a paint metaphor for developing user interfaces. Although not a true object-oriented programming language in the strictest sense, Visual Basic nevertheless has an object-oriented philosophy. Since its launch in 1990, the Visual Basic approach has become the norm for programming languages. This test measures the visual components of the language and assumes knowledge of Basic.