Links A pretty good norwegian portal. A good Visual Basic resource related to game programming. Contains numerous Visual Basic examples. Free source code and forums for programers. Contains thousands of examples, ranging from beginners level and upwards. An excellent user content-driven site that contains if not millions of submissions from programmers all around the world. Definitively a good place to start. In my opinion the best Visual Basic forum out there. If you're stuck, this is most certainly a good place to seek help.

Visual Basic Control Creation Edition Download a free edtion of VB5 here. Keep in mind that compiling to EXE files is not supported.
Visual Studio Express A free IDE for .NET 2-framework by Microsoft; has no restrictions whatsoever, unlike VBCCE.
SharpDevelop A open software-licenced IDE for the .NET-framework.