Programming in Visual Basic 6.0 Update Edition with CD / Edition 4 available in Other Format
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Intro Programming course is estimated currently at 150-200,000 and growing. Visual Basic is taking over where BASIC, Qbasic, and QuickBasic once dominated, in the Introductory Business Programming course. That trend will continue as VB continues to encroach on other less progressive languages such as COBOL and the Basic variations listed above within CIS and Business departments. The courses that can be supported by this text are not specific to any one type of institution, since VB in a Business course is largely a functional topic needed by all types of students from 2-4 year, to Vo-Tech, to extended, to even adult education.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Companies, The|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.00(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Julia Case Bradley is professor emeritus at Mt. San Antonio College. From 1978 until her retirement, she taught courses in introductory and advanced Visual Basic, Access programming, and Microsoft Office in the department of Computer Information Systems. She began writing BASIC textbooks in 1984 using MS-BASIC (GW-BASIC), and has authored or co-authored texts in Macintosh Basic, QuickBasic, QBasic, Visual Basic, the Internet, and desktop publishing using PageMaker, Ventura Publisher, and Publish It.
Anita Millspaugh teaches programming courses in Visual Basic, C++, and Java at Mt. San Antonio College and has served as chair of the department for 8 years. She received her MBA from California State Polytechnic University, with a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems. Anita has also led Great Teacher's Conferences for Mt. Sac and for California Vocational Faculty.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Visual Basic2. More Controls 3. Variables, Constants, and Calculations 4. Decisions and Conditions 5. Menus, Sub Procedures, and Sub Functions 6. Multiple Forms 7. Lists, Loops, and Printing 8. Arrays 9. OOP-Creating Object-Oriented Programs 10. Data Files 11. Accessing Database Files 12. Data Handling-Grids, Validation, Selection, and Sorting 13. Drag-and-Drop 14. Graphics 15. Advanced Topics in Visual Basic Appendix A Answers to Feedback QuestionsAppendix B Functions for Working with Dates, Financial Calculations, Mathematics, and String OperationsAppendix C Tips and Shortcuts for Mastering the VB EnvironmentAppendix D A Preview of Microsoft¿s VB.NET
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After taking multiple programming classes and trying to learn one or two on my own, I found this book to be excellent. It takes steps that make sense and not just jumpping directly into a bunch of code that becomes intimidating very quickly.
I took a VB advanced course at my college and this book was required so I HAD to buy it. After reviewing the book it had done little or no help for my academics. I would recommend the visual book by David I. Schneider. His book has more explanation and examples. For beginners and intermediates I feel that his book is better.
This is a great book for anyone just starting out. It is designed as a beginning level book for someone with little or no experience in programming.