Want to learn to program in Windows but don't know where to start? Look no further! This book is designed to teach you how to develop Windows applications using Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express. To help make learning fun and interesting, you will learn how to program through the development of computer games, and you will develop a new game that reinforces a newly learned concept in each chapter. It's the easiest way to learn! By the time you have finished the book, not only will you have access to a collection of working sample scripts, you also will have laid a foundation upon which you can begin to tackle real-world challenges and new languages. Whether you are an experienced programmer looking for a jumpstart on learning Visual Basic 2008 Express, or a first-timer looking for a friendly programming language and a book that will help you to begin your programming career, you will be happy with what this book has in store for you!
Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and an IT professional with over 21 years of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. He is the author of 36 books and co-author of two additional books. His published works include Ajax Programming for the Absolute Beginner ; HTML, XHTML, and CSS for the Absolute Beginner ; XNA 3.1 Game Development for Teens ; Scratch Programming for Teens ; and Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Programming for the Absolute Beginner. Ford has a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has over five years of experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology.
Introduction; Chapter 1: An Introduction to Visual Basic 2008 Express; Chapter 2: Navigating the Visual Basic 2008 Express Development Environment; Chapter 3: Creating an Application Interface; Chapter 4: Working with Menus and Toolbars; Chapter 5: Storing and Retrieving Data in Memory; Chapter 6: Applying Conditional Logic; Chapter 7: Processing Lots of Data with Loops; Chapter 8: Enhancing Code Structure and Organization; Chapter 9: Getting Comfortable with Object-Oriented Programming; Chapter 10: Integrating Graphics and Audio; Chapter 11: Debugging Visual Basic Applications