Starting Out with Visual Basic 2005

ISBN-10: 0321393996
ISBN-13: 9780321393999
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: Tony Gaddiss accessible, step-by-step style is the approach students with no prior programming experience can follow and understand as they build their programming skills. An abundance of hands-on tutorials, case studies, and programming exercises  More...

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Book details

List price: $100.60
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 880
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

Tony Gaddiss accessible, step-by-step style is the approach students with no prior programming experience can follow and understand as they build their programming skills. An abundance of hands-on tutorials, case studies, and programming exercises gives students the practical tools needed to learn introductory programming concepts. In Starting Out With Visual Basic 2005, Gaddis and Irvine take a problem-solving approach, motivating students to understand the logic behind developing quality programs while introducing the Visual Basic 2005 language. 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.

Kip Irvine has written four computer programming textbooks, for Intel Assembly Language, C++, Visual Basic, and COBOL. His "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers" has been translated to six languages, and has been a best seller since 1990. Kip grew up in Hawaii as a surfer, sailor, and surfboard maker. He studied classical guitar and music composition at University of Hawaii, eventually earning his music doctorate from the University of Miami. He began programming computers for music synthesis around 1982, and taught at Miami-Dade Community College. He has a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Miami, and is currently on the computer science faculty at Florida International University.

Contents
Preface
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
Variables
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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