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Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to Computers and Visual Basic.
2. Fundamentals of Programming in Visual Basic.
3. Controlling Program Flow.
5. Miscellaneous Features of Visual Basic.
Appendix A. ANSI Values.
Appendix B. How To.
Appendix C. Visual Basic Debugging Tools.
Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems.
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Good referance book if you have a good instructor. Other wise don't get it. Very hard to follow if you don't already know how to write code. There are good examples in the book but you need to have a keen concept of programming to understand it.
This book is required by the University of Alaska Anchorage for a beginning programming class. Since our instructor is a PhD with little skill in classroom instruction, this book is a disappointment. There is little on the basics that a beginning VB programmer needs to know. The book does not talk about objects, methods, functions, procedures, or properties except in passing while dumping you immediately into writing simple VB programs. It would be nice if the book told a beginning student WHAT a program is and addressed the theory behind structured programming with objects.
I presently use this book for college since it is the required book for class. This book is not good for a beginner. It is not written in a step-by-step format and is very hard to follow. The working module displays what is already written in the book, so the only purpose of the CD is to load the Visual Basic program. The Help button is disabled, so you get no assistance when you are in a jam. You are left in the air without a parachute. The book also has a few errors. Since I have a lousy Professor, who speaks very poor English and has a problem answering the questions the class presents, we are totally confused and this book is not helpful no matter how many times you read it. I don't understand why Visual Basic is known as the easiest programming language to learn. It doesn't seem that way at all. There must be a book out there somewhere that works.