Last modified on March 21, 1995

What is Visual Programming?

  • Commonly defined as the use of visual expressions in the process of programming. These visual expressions may be used in programming environments
  • Involves a class of languages that use some visual representations to accomplish what would otherwise have to be written in a traditional one-dimensional language
  • Involves the use of graphical techniques in connection with programming
  • Manipulation of visual information
  • Offers support for visual interaction
  • Uses visual rather than textual technology (ie. UNIX)
  • Graphical interfaces for textual programming languages
  • Used to form the syntax for programming by demonstration.