KidCoder Visual Basic installation

Installing Printed Textbook Course Material

Installing Visual Basic 2010 Express


Please read the following instructions to install your printed KidCoder: Windows Programming and KidCoder: Game Programming courses. These instructions only apply to our printed textbook courses! If you reached this page from the "Student Menu" after running the course setup program from the Course CD, then you are in the right place.

Printed textbook course installation consists of two main parts:

  • Installing our course material
  • Installing the Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express software

These installation steps will be performed as part of the first chapter activity.

Installing our Printed Textbook Course Material

Each course comes with a Student and Solution menu system, activity starters, solutions, a Solution Guide, tests and answers, and other supplemental documents. This material will be installed on your computer by running the setup program from the "Course CD" found inside the back cover of your textbook.

Please read our Getting Started Guide for a walk-through of the course installation process!

Installing Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express

Students will use the Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Express software, along with our course material, to write their own Visual Basic programs and games. All parts of the Visual Basic download and installation are free. Microsoft requires you to register this software, and this also is a free process.

Please carefully complete each of the following steps to install and register your Visual Basic software.

Visual Basic 2010 Install Instructions (PDF)

Visual Basic 2010 Registration Instructions (PDF)

Visual Basic 2010 MSDN (Help Library) Install Instructions (PDF)

Both KidCoder Visual Basic semesters (Windows and Game Programming) use exactly the same software, so you only need to perform these steps once on each computer you are using for these courses.

3rd party websites such as may change from time to time. If your download and installation experience does not match our documented steps, please Contact Us for updated documents!

If you have any questions about your computer's ability to run the Visual Basic software, you may follow these instructions in advance of your purchase.