A Beginners Guide to Visual Prolog

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A Beginners' Guide to Visual Prolog is a comprehensive book for absolute beginners written by Thomas W. de Boer.

The book contains already published material, which is used with permision of the authors.

The latest version of the book is devoted to Visual Prolog 7.2, but the principles are still more or less the same.

This book is an introduction. It is meant it is for people, who know little about programming. You should know the basics about computers and that it is possible to program them and that for a program you use a programming language.

What when you know more? Then you should look for other sources.

  • When you are programmer and know about other languages like Visual Basic or C##, read the book Visual Prolog for Tyros by Eduardo Costa.
  • When you know about other languages and are curious about Prolog, read the basic the Tutorials.
  • When you have experience in Prolog programming, look for details about Visual Prolog, object orientation in the Tutorials section of this site and Visual Prolog Language Reference.


  1. The Integrated Development Environment
  2. Forms
  3. Simple user interfacing
  4. A closer look at the IDE
  5. Fundamental Prolog
  6. Data modeling in Prolog
  7. Using Forms or Dialogs and Controls: a minimal database
  8. Object oriented programming - classes and objects
  9. Declarations in Visual Prolog
  10. Recursion, lists and sorting
  11. Reading, writing, streams and files
  12. More data structures: Stacks, Queues and Trees


  1. Everything about Dialogs and Forms
  2. List manipulating predicates


Examples from the book

See also

A Beginners Guide to Visual Prolog in Chinese