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An Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2012, Ninth Edition —consistently praised by both students and instructors — is designed for readers with no prior computer programming experience. Now updated for Visual Basic 2012, Schneider focuses on teaching problem-solving skills and sustainable programming skills. A broad range of real-world examples, section-ending exercises, case studies, and programming projects gives readers more hands-on experience than any other Visual Basic book on the market.
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Table of Contents
Using this Book for a Short or Condensed Course
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Computers and Problem Solving
1.1 An Introduction to Computing and Visual Basic
1.2 Program Development Cycle
1.3 Programming Tools
Chapter 2 Visual Basic Controls and Events
2.1 An Introduction to Visual Basic 2012
2.2 Visual Basic Controls
2.3 Visual Basic Events
Chapter 3 Variables, Input, and Output
3.3 Input and Output
Chapter 4 Decisions
4.1 Relational and Logical Operators
4.2 If Blocks
4.3 Select Case Blocks
4.4 Input via User Selection
Chapter 5 General Procedures
5.1 Function Procedures
5.2 Sub Procedures, Part I
5.3 Sub Procedures, Part II
5.4 Modular Design
5.5 A Case Study: Weekly Payroll
Chapter 6 Repetition
6.1 Do Loops
6.2 For…Next Loops
6.3 List Boxes and Loops
Chapter 7 Arrays
7.1 Creating and Accessing Arrays
7.2 Using LINQ with Arrays
7.3 Arrays of Structures
7.4 Two-Dimensional Arrays
7.5 A Case Study: Analyze a Loan
Chapter 8 Text Files
8.1 Managing Text Files
8.2 StreamReaders, StreamWriters, Structured Exception Handling
8.4 A Case Study: Recording Checks and Deposits
Programming ProjectsChapter 9 Additional Controls and Objects
9.1 List Boxes and Combo Boxes
9.2 Eight Additional Controls and Objects
9.3 Multiple-Form Programs
Programming ProjectsChapter 10 Databases
10.1 An Introduction to Databases
10.2 Editing and Designing Databases
Programming ProjectsChapter 11 Object-Oriented Programming
11.1 Classes and Objects
11.2 Working with Objects
Appendix A ANSI Values
Appendix B How To
Appendix C Folders and Files
Appendix D Visual Basic Debugging Tools
Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Exercises