I hope I phrased the question properly... I'm just curious if there is a way to determine what programming language was used for a particular .exe application. I'm a programming newbie starting to study VB and, like many others, I wonder if this is the best language to learn. My thought was that if I could determine what programming language(s) was used in constructing some of my favorite executables, then I could judge the capabilities of each and decide which is right for me. Also, just as in web design, where it's sometimes helpful to view a page's source code to determine how certain effects are achieved, I think it would be educational to study the source code of other programs. I've tried the obvious -- simply opening an .exe with a text program, but all I see is a mish-mash of symbols. Is this encoding designed to hide the programming?
I guess my basic questions are: How can I determine the programming language of an .exe file? And how can I view it? -Thanks