Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2010 / Edition 8

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An Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2010, Eighth Edition, — consistently praised by both students and instructors — is designed for students with no prior computer programming experience. Now updated for Visual Basic 2010, Schneider focuses on teaching problem-solving skills and sustainable programming skills. A broad range of real-world examples, section-ending exercises, case studies, and programming projects gives students more hands-on experience than any other Visual Basic book on the market.

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Editorial Reviews

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“I am proponent of lots of examples and exercises in a book. The author does a great job of offering these key tools to facilitate the learning of topics.” — Ronald Conway, Bowling Green State University

“The topics flow nicely and I am able to bring the students along to build increasingly sophisticated programs…I love the plethora of examples and suggested projects, and I like the idea that students who want to explore further can find the material they need in the text [Schneider].” — Cynthia Brown, Portland State University

“This textbook [Schneider] is an excellent resource for the novice programmer. Using Visual Basic as its language, it clearly presents programming concepts applicable to all languages. This textbook covers programming concepts in a clear, yet concise fashion and offers a multitude of programming exercises that vary from short-directed samples to large real-world level applications.” — Carol Roberts, The University of Maine

“This book [Schneider] gives very detailed and clear information and instruction. The points that I like are the quality of examples (including business, games, etc.) and the quantity of examples.” — Hojun Jaycarl, Iowa State University

“Ease of reading and simplicity of approach are two important features in this textbook [Schneider]. Schneider seems more interested in presenting concepts versus telling the reader everything they already know. For curricula that do not stress programming, but want to expose students to something easier than other high-level tools, this book is excellent. The richness of the problem set is another feature — these problems are not “busy work” — they genuinely add to the understanding.” — Joel Weinstein, Northeastern University

“If my goal was for the students to leave the course as great VB programmers, Schneider would be my choice.” — G.W. Willis, Baylor University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132128568
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 9/3/2010
  • Series: Pearson Custom Computer Science Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David I. Schneider spent over 32 years teaching at the University of Maryland, and has published an impressive 28 books over the past 18 years. He is the author of several best-selling texts, including his Visual Basic Series with Prentice Hall. Why are his books best-sellers? Students love his extensive use of examples and applications—a concept that stems from his teaching experience and results in books that are "tried and true." His best-selling Visual Basic texts have been successfully used for many years and have received consistent praise from both students and instructors.

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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 2010
2.2 VB 2010 Controls
2.3 VB 2010 Events Summary

Chapter 3 Variables, Input, and Output
3.1 Numbers
3.2 Strings
3.3 Input and Output Summary Programming Projects b Chapter 4 Decisions
4.1 Relational and Logical Operators
4.2 If Blocks
4.3 Select Case Blocks
4.4 Input via User Selection Summary

Programming Projects
Chapter 5 General Procedures
5.1 Function Procedures
5.2 Sub Procedures, Part I
5.3 Sub Procedures, Part II
5.4 Modular Design
5.5 A Case Study: Weekly Payroll Summary Programming Projects

Chapter 6 Repetition
6.1 Do Loops
6.2 For…Next Loops
6.3 List Boxes and Loops Summary Programming Projects

Chapter 7 Arrays
7.1 Creating And Accessing Arrays
7.2 Using LINQ with Arrays
7.3 Arrays of Structures
7.4 Two-Dimensional Arrays
7.5 A Case Study: Analyze A Loan Summary Programming Projects

Chapter 8 Text Files
8.1 Managing Text Files
8.2 StreamReaders, StreamWriters, Structured Exception Handling
8.3 XML Files
8.4 A Case Study: Recording Checks and Deposits Summary Programming Projects

Chapter 9 Additional Controls and Objects
9.1 List Boxes and Combo Boxes
9.2 Eight Elementary Controls and Objects
9.3 Multiple-Form Programs
9.4 Graphics Summary Programming Projects

Chapter 10 Databases
10.1 An Introduction to Databases
10.2 Modifying and Designing Databases Summary Programming Projects

Chapter 11 Object-Oriented Programming
11.1 Classes and Objects
11.2 Arrays of Objects; Events; Containment
11.3 Inheritance Summary Programming Projects

Chapter 12 Web Applications
12.1 Programming for the Web, Part 1
12.2 Programming for the Web, Part 2
12.3 Using Databases in Web Programs Summary
Programming Projects

Appendix A ANSI Values Appendix B How To Appendix C Folders and Files Appendix D Debugging Tools Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Exercises Index of Applications Index

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