Visual Basic 2005 Demystified

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The fast and easy way to learn VISUAL BASIC 2005

Start programming in Visual Basic 2005 right away — even if you don't have formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Visual Basic 2005 Demystified, programming instructor Jeff Kent provides an effective, illuminating, and entertaining way to learn to use this versatile programming language in the new release of its integrated development environment.

This self-teaching guide begins by ...

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Overview

The fast and easy way to learn VISUAL BASIC 2005

Start programming in Visual Basic 2005 right away — even if you don't have formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Visual Basic 2005 Demystified, programming instructor Jeff Kent provides an effective, illuminating, and entertaining way to learn to use this versatile programming language in the new release of its integrated development environment.

This self-teaching guide begins by explaining fundamental programming concepts, such as forms, control structures, data types, variables, operators, loops, arrays, and procedures. Then you'll learn to create sophisticated graphical user interface elements, including menus, toolbars, and dialog boxes. By the time you're finished with the book, you'll be able to create database-driven Windows and Web applications. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you to program in Visual Basic 2005 in no time at all.

This hands-on, self-teaching text offers:

  • An easy way to learn Visual Basic 2005
  • Programming projects that illustrate real-world concepts
  • A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • A final exam at the end of the book
  • No unnecessary technical jargon
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work!

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Visual Basic 2005 Demystified is your shortcut to learning this powerful programming language.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072261714
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 333
  • Sales rank: 982,730
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Kent (Los Angeles, CA) is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Los Angeles Valley College in Valley Glen, California. He teaches a number of programming languages, including Visual Basic, C++, C#, Java, and Assembler. He also manages a network for a Los Angeles law firm. He has written several books on computer programming, recently Visual Basic.NET: A Beginner's Guide and C++ Demystified (McGraw-Hill/Osborne) and, concurrently with this book, Visual C# 2005 Demystified (McGraw-Hill). He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and then went on to obtain a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola (Los Angeles) School of Law and to practice law.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Getting started with your first windows program 3
Ch. 2 Writing your first code 19
Ch. 3 Controls 43
Ch. 4 Storing information - data types and variables 65
Ch. 5 Letting the program do the math - arithmetic operators 79
Ch. 6 Making comparisons - comparison and logical operators 97
Ch. 7 Making choices - if and select case control structures 115
Ch. 8 Repeating yourself - loops and arrays 139
Ch. 9 Organizing your code with procedures 157
Ch. 10 Helper forms 179
Ch. 11 Menus 197
Ch. 12 Toolbars 221
Ch. 13 Accessing text files 239
Ch. 14 Databases 255
Ch. 15 Web applications 277
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