Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET for Scientists and Engineers

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Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET for Scientists and Engineers begins with an overview of the Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET IDEs, their important characteristics, and how the development environments can be manipulated to suit developers' needs. After a solid discussion of VB and VB .NET forms, controls, and namespaces, author Christopher Frenz shows you how to put controls to work by making use of the different control events.

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Overview

Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET for Scientists and Engineers begins with an overview of the Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET IDEs, their important characteristics, and how the development environments can be manipulated to suit developers' needs. After a solid discussion of VB and VB .NET forms, controls, and namespaces, author Christopher Frenz shows you how to put controls to work by making use of the different control events.

Once this introductory material has been covered, you're introduced to the different data types that Visual Basic supports, with special attention paid to the various numerical data types and their uses. Frenz then takes an in-depth look at the various numerical and logical operators and their precedence. You'll explore VB's loop structures via practical examples.

Frenz later delves into topics such as designing graphical user interfaces, programming customized spreadsheets, and debugging. Along the way, you'll learn about the all-important file handling and data acquisition techniques, as well as how to graphically display your data. You'll also move on to cover more advanced topics, including mathematical modeling and the new, rapidly growing field of bioinformatics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893115552
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 2/11/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 335
  • Product dimensions: 0.74 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Frenz is a bioinformaticist at New York Medical College and is the author of Visual Basic and Visual Basic.NET for Scientists and Engineers. Frenz is an expert in Perl and scientific programming, in addition to the .NET platform.
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Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Preface
Ch. 1 Overview of Visual Basic Programming and the Visual Basic Development Environment 1
Ch. 2 Working with WinForms 21
Ch. 3 Controls and Their Uses 39
Ch. 4 Variables, Data Types, and Operators 73
Ch. 5 Arrays and Loop Structures 95
Ch. 6 Built-in Functions 125
Ch. 7 Writing Your Own Functions and Procedures 157
Ch. 8 Getting Data from External Sources 175
Ch. 9 Programming Your Own Spreadsheets 199
Ch. 10 Scientific Graphics 221
Ch. 11 Debugging and Error Handling 241
Ch. 12 Packaging and Deploying Your Application 259
Ch. 13 Mathematical Modeling 271
Ch. 14 Bioinformatics 285
Ch. 15 Web-Based Applications 305
Index 321
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