Microsoft Visual Basic .NET: Reloaded - Chapter 11: Creating classes and objects

Object-oriented programs are based on objects, which are instantiated from classes
A class contains (encapsulates) the properties (attributes) that describe a person, place, or thing
Examples: Student, School, Book
An object is a specific instance of a class
Examples: “You” are a student that goes to a specific school and are using this specific book
VB has many built-in objects such as Textbox controls, Forms, and Labels