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Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic Project Manual / Edition 1

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470114124
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/16/2007
Series: Wiley Pathways Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Evangelos Petroutsos works as a consultant on large projects, teaches VB and SQL, writes articles, and continues to write code. He has authored and co-authored dozens of programming titles, including the best-selling Mastering Visual Basic .NET, Mastering Database Programming with Visual Basic, and Visual Basic .NET Developer's Handbook, all from Sybex. Evangelos has been a Visual Basic programmer since version 1.

Patrick G. McKeown is Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Management Information Systems at the University of Georgia. He is the author of over 30 other textbooks in the areas of management science, information systems, and computer programming and has taught all over the world including Finland, Portugal, South Africa, and New Zealand. He is a member of the Council of Fellows of the Text and Academic Authors Association.

Rachelle Reese has been designing and developing technical training courses for over ten years and has written a number of books on programming. She has an MA from San Jose State University. She is also a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD).

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Programming and Visual Basic
1.1 Verifying Installation Requirements
1.2 Installing Visual Studio 2005
1.3 Using Help
1.4 Setting Form Properties
1.5 Adding Controls
1.6 Programming Events

2. Using Variables, Constants, and Operators
2.1 Declaring and Using Variables
2.2 Converting Between Data Types
2.3 Understanding Option Explicit and Option Strict
2.4 Using Constants and Enumerations
2.5 Defining Order of Precedence

3. Managing Program Flow
3.1 Choosing the Best Decision Statement
3.2 Using Loops
3.3 Building a Weather Reporter
3.4 Designing and Building an Interest Calculator
3.5 Debugging an Application

4. Saving Time with Reusable Code
4.1 Creating Functions and Subs
4.2 Passing Arguments to Procedures
4.3 Drawing on a Form
4.4 Using Global Variables and .NET Framework Objects
4.5 Using Shared Methods
4.6 Implementing Structured Exception Handling

5. Using Arrays and Collections
5.1 Using Arrays
5.2 Creating a To Do List with Dynamic Arrays
5.3 Analyzing Lists of Random Numbers
5.4 Building a Concentration Game
5.5 Using the Hashtable Class

6. Handling User Input and Formatting Output
6.1 Using Selection Controls
6.2 Creating a Data Entry Form
6.3 Using Dynamic Controls
6.4 Manipulating Strings
6.5 Manipulating Dates and Numbers

7. Building Menus and Toolbars
7.1 Implementing Standard Menu Items
7.2 Adding Custom Menu Items
7.3 Creating Dynamic Menus
7.4 Adding Context Menus
7.5 Adding Toolbars

8. Creating Your Own Classes
8.1 Creating and Testing a Simple Class
8.2 Creating Advanced Properties and Methods
8.3 Creating a Shared Member
8.4 Inheriting from the ArrayList Class
8.5 Inheriting from a Custom Class
8.6 Building and Using an Abstract Class

9. Accessing Data
9.1 Defining Tables and Relationships
9.2 Accessing Data Using Drag and Drop
9.3 Using Query Builder
9.4 Advanced Drag-and-Drop Binding
9.5 Data Binding Through Code

10. Programming Input and Output
10.1 Creating a Simple Text Editor
10.2 Reading and Writing Files Using Sequential Access
10.3 Reading and Writing Files Using Random Access
10.4 Using the Graphics Objects
10.5 Printing

11. Deploying Your Application
11.1 Choosing a Deployment Method
11.2 Using Configuration Settings
11.3 Using Conditional Compilation
11.4 Setting Project Properties
11.5 Creating a Windows Installer Package

12. Building a Web Application
12.1 Creating a Web Page Using HTML
12.2 Using Tables and Hyperlinks
12.3 Creating an HTML Form
12.4 Creating an ASP.NET Web Site
12.5 Managing State in ASP.NET

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