Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2008 (w/VS2008 DVD / Edition 7

Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2008 (w/VS2008 DVD / Edition 7

by David I. Schneider
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0136060722

ISBN-13: 9780136060727

Pub. Date: 07/04/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This revision of Schneider’s best-selling guide is designed for readers with no prior programming experience. It focuses on developing good problem-solving skills, building a strong foundation that will give readers a sustainable understanding of programming. KEY TOPICS: Based on Visual Basic 2008, the book starts with a brief review of the preliminaries

Overview

This revision of Schneider’s best-selling guide is designed for readers with no prior programming experience. It focuses on developing good problem-solving skills, building a strong foundation that will give readers a sustainable understanding of programming. KEY TOPICS: Based on Visual Basic 2008, the book starts with a brief review of the preliminaries of Windows, and then focuses on problem-solving. A broad range of real-world examples, section-ending exercises, case studies, and programming projects gives readers significant hands-on experience.

A useful reference for both beginning programmers and those moving from another language and that want to learn more about programming with the latest version of Microsoft’s Visual Basic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136060727
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
07/04/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

The Companion Website for Students and Instructors

Using this Book for a Short or Condensed Course

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Computers and Problem Solving

1.1 An Introduction to Computers

1.2 Windows, Folders, and Files

1.3 Program Development Cycle

1.4 Programming Tools

Chapter 2 Visual Basic. Controls, and Events

2.1 An Introduction to Visual Basic 2008

2.2 VB 2008 Controls

2.3 VB 2008 Events

Summary

Chapter 3 Variables, Input, and Output

3.1 Numbers

3.2 Strings

3.3 Input and Output

Summary

Programming Projects

Chapter 4 Decisions

4.1 Relational and Logical Operators

4.2 If Blocks

4.3 Select Case Blocks

Summary

Programming Projects

Chapter 5 General Procedures

5.1 Sub Procedures, Part I

5.2 Sub Procedures, Part II

5.3 Function Procedures

5.4 Modular Design

5.5 A Case Study: Weekly Payroll

Summary

Programming Projects

Chapter 6 Repetition

6.1 Do Loops

6.2 Processing Lists of Data With Do Loops

6.3 For…Next Loops

6.4 A Case Study: Analyze A Loan

Summary

Programming Projects

Chapter 7 Arrays

7.1 Creating And Accessing Arrays

7.2 Using Arrays

7.3 Some Additional Types of Arrays

7.4 Sorting and Searching

7.5 Two dimensional Arrays

7.6 A Case Study: A Sophisticated Cash Register

Summary

Programming Projects

Chapter 8 Sequential Files

8.1 Sequential Files

8.2 Using Sequential Files

8.3 A Case Study: Recording Checks and Deposits

Summary

Programming Projects

Chapter 9 Additional Controls and Objects

9.1 List Boxes, Combo Boxes, and the File-Opening Control

9.2 Seven Elementary Controls

9.3 Four Additional Objects

9.4 Graphics

Summary

Programming Projects

Chapter 10 Database Management

10.1 An Introduction to Databases

10.2 Relational Databases and SQL

Summary

Programming Projects

Chapter 11 Object-Oriented Programming

11.1 Objects and Classes

11.2 Arrays of Objects; Events; Containment

11.3 Inheritance

Summary

Programming Projects

Appendices

Appendix A ANSI Values

Appendix B How To

Appendix C Converting from VB 6.0 to VB 2008

Appendix D Debugging Tools

Appendix E A Biographical History of Computing

Appendix F Folders and Files

Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Exercises

Index

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