Visual Basic is a third-generation event-driven programming language and integrated development environment. Visual Basic was derived from BASIC and enables the rapid application development (RAD) of graphical user interface (GUI). A programmer can create an application using the components provided by the Visual Basic program itself. software developers still preferred Visual Basic 6.0 over its successor,Visual Basic .NET. Visual Basic 6.0 won the technical impact award at The 19th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards.