Starting Out with Visual Basic 2005

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
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Introductory Programming/Visual Basic STARTING OUT WITH Visual Basicreg; 2005, THIRD EDITION Tony Gaddis Kip Irvine Starting Out with Visual Basicreg; 2005 presents introductory programming concepts in a student-friendly step-by-step way, motivating beginning programmers to understand the logic behind building quality programs while introducing the Visual Basic 2005 language. The third edition takes full advantage of the new features of Visual Basic 2005 and engages student learning through an abundance of practical tools that include hands-on tutorials, case studies, and programming exercises. As students become familiar with each programming concept, they will learn how, why, and when to use various controls, constructs, and features of Visual Basic 2005. Starting Out with Visual Basic 2005: bull; Is completely up-to-date with the latest release of Visual Basic 2005 bull; Features tutorials that place programming concepts in a real-world context bull; Challenges students with Short Answer and Algorithm Workbench problems bull; Includes a new chapter, Creating Web Applications, which covers ASP.NET, Web forms, and databases bull; Has a complete support package that is available to qualified instructors. It includes an Instructorrs"s Manual with Solutions, fully developed PowerPointreg; slides, an online printed test bank, and a computerized test bank with WebCT and BlackBoard compatibility "This nicely formatted book takes the beginning user from simple to complex commands and programs in an easy-to-follow sequence. Easy-to-understand examples help them complete the process." Larry Fudella Professor of Computer Information Systems Erie Community College "I highly recommend this textbook, and use it in both a traditional classroom as well as with a hybrid distance learning class. The in-chapter tutorials excellently explain the material." Bill Fitton Information Technology Professor Tidewater Community College When purchased new, the textbook comes with a CD-ROM that includes Visual Basic 2005 Express, answers to select problems, sample code, and data files.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Programming and Visual Basic 2005
Computer Systems: Hardware and Software
Programs and Programming Languages
Running an application that demonstrates objects
Running an application that demonstrates event procedures
More about Controls and Programming
Running an application that demonstrates various controls
The Programming Process
Visual Studio and Visual Basic Express (the Visual Basic Environment)
Starting Visual Studio
Opening the Design, Solution Explorer, Dynamic Help, and Properties windows in Visual Studio
Getting familiar with Visual Studio
Creating Applications with Visual Basic
Focus on Problem Solving: Building the Directions Application
Beginning the Directions application
Adding a Label control
Setting the Labels TextAlign property
Changing the Labels font size and style
Deleting a control
Inserting a PictureBox control
Saving and running the application
Closing a Visual Basic project
Opening an existing project
Using the Object box, Alphabetical button, and Categorized button
Focus on Problem Solving: Responding to Events
Placing the lblDirections, btnDisplayDirections, and btnExit controls
Writing event procedures for the Directions application
Changing the text colors
Setting the FormBorderStyle property and locking the controls
Modifying the Text Property with Code
Examining an application that displays messages
The AutoSize, BorderStyle, and TextAlign Properties
Clickable Images
Writing Click event procedures for PictureBox controls
Using Visual Basic Help
Using Visual Basic Help
Debugging Your Application
Locating a compile error in Design mode
Input, Variables, Exceptions, and Calculations
Gathering Text Input
Using a TextBox control
Building the Date String application
Using the Focus method
Changing the tab order
Setting access keys, accept, and cancel buttons
Assigning text to a variable
Performing Calculations and Working with Numbers
Examining a Simple Calculator application
Exception Handling
Salary Calculation program with exception handling
Formatting Numbers for Output
Examining the Format Demo application
Group Boxes and the Load Event Procedure
Focus on Program Design and Problem Solving: Building the Room Charge Calculator Application
Beginning the Room Charge Calculator application
Changing a labels colors
More about Debugging: Locating Logic Errors
Single-stepping through an applications execution
Making Decisions and Working with Strings
The Decision Structure
The If...Then Statement
Examining an application that uses the If...Then statement
The If...Then...Else Statement
Completing an application that uses the If...Then...Else statement
The If...Then...ElseIf Statement
Completing an application that uses the If...Then...ElseIf state
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