Before You Post
First, don't panic. Take a deep breath and let it out, relax. With this guide, a little bit of your time, and yes, some patience, you'll get through this.
Next, you'll need to collect some data for us. This will allow us to determine the best way to help. The following short survey will help:
Language: This is the programing language, not your speaking language. Ex. VB, PHP, C#, C++, etc.Once you have collected all of the above information, or as much of it as relevant, it's time to post.
Version: VB3, VB4, etc. If using VB.NET, what Framework (1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0) are you using, and what version of Visual Studio – include if it is the Express edition or not.
Database: Is there a database involved? What database are you using? Access, MySQL, MSSql/SQL Server, Oracle, etc. Also what version of the database are you using? Is the problem connecting, or running a query?
Office Application: If the problem is in an Office Application, let us know, and also what version it is (Note: If it is an office application, then the answer to survey item 1 is “VBA”)
Application Type: If it isn't an Office Application, then is it a Windows App? A web app? Console? Service?
Deployment Method: Having a problem deploying your application? What method are you using? ClickOnce? Third party? Setup project? Package & Deployment Wizard tool?
Additional Information: Error description, screen shots, sample data, actions to reproduce the problem. It's amazing how valuable stuff like that is.