Programming in Visual Basic. NET

ISBN-10: 0073215880

ISBN-13: 9780073215884

Edition: 6th 2006 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Julia Case Bradley, Anita C. Millspaugh

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The author team of Julia Bradley and Anita Millspaugh remain the guiding light in programming with Visual Basic .NET for countless students around the world. How better to master the most popular programming language than to use the bestselling textbook? To be at the cutting edge of technology start with specific Learning Objectives in themed Case Studies and move on to practice with Programming Skills, Exercises, and Examples. Combine screen captures, step-by-step exercises, and thorough appendices and you can ensure that Programming Excellence Begins Here. This textbook is intended for use in an introductory programming course, which assumes no prior knowledge of computer programming. The later chapters are also appropriate for professional programmers who are learning a new language to upgrade their skills.
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List price: $192.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 5/27/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 627
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

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.

Introduction to Visual Basic .NET 2005
Writing Windows Applications with Visual Basic
The Windows Graphical User Interface
Programming Languages-Procedural, Event Driven, and Object Oriented
The Object Model
Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET
Writing Visual Basic Projects
The Three-Step Process
Visual Basic Application Files
The Visual Studio Environment
Default Environment Settings
The IDE Initial Screen
The New Project Dialog
The IDE Main Window
The Toolbars
The Document Window
The Form Designer
The Solution Explorer Window
The Properties Window
The Toolbox
Design Time, Run Time, and Debug Time
Writing Your First Visual Basic Project
Set Up Your Workspace
Plan the Project
Define the User Interface
Set Properties
Write Code
Visual Basic Code Statements
Code the Event Procedures for Hello World
Run the Project
Save Your Work
Open the Project
Modify the Project
Print the Code
A Sample Printout
Finding and Fixing Errors
Syntax Errors
Run-Time Errors
Logic Errors
Project Debugging
Naming Rules and Conventions for Objects
Visual Studio Help
Installing and Running MSDN
Viewing Help Topics
Context-Sensitive Help
Managing Windows
User Interface Design
Introducing More Controls
Text Boxes
Masked Text Boxes
Group Boxes
Check Boxes
Radio Buttons
Picture Boxes
Setting a Border and Style
Drawing a Line
Working with Multiple Controls
Selecting Multiple Controls
Deselecting a Group of Controls
Moving Controls as a Group
Setting Properties for Multiple Controls
Aligning Controls
Designing Your Applications for User Convenience
Designing the User Interface
Defining Keyboard Access Keys
Setting the Accept and Cancel Buttons
Setting the Tab Order for Controls
Setting the Form's Location on the Screen
Creating ToolTips
Coding for the Controls
Clearing Text Boxes and Labels
Resetting the Focus
Setting the Checked Property of Radio Buttons and Check Boxes
Setting Visibility at Run Time
Changing the Color of Text
Changing Multiple Properties of a Control
Concatenating Text
Continuing Long Program Lines
Your Hands-On Programming Example
Good Programming Habits
Variables, Constants, and Calculations
Data-Variables and Constants
Data Types
Naming Rules
Naming Conventions
Constants: Named and Intrinsic
Declaring Variables
Scope and Lifetime of Variables
Converting Strings to a Numeric Data Type
Arithmetic Operations
Order of Operations
Using Calculations in Code
Option Explicit and Option Strict
Converting between Numeric Data Types
Performing Calculations with Unlike Data Types
Rounding Numbers
Formatting Data for Display
Using Format Specifier Codes
Choosing the Controls for Program Output
A Calculation Programming Example
Planning the Project
The Project Coding Solution
Handling Exceptions
Try/Catch Blocks
Displaying Messages in Message Boxes
The TextMessage String
The Titlebar Text
Using Overloaded Methods
Testing Multiple Fields
Counting and Accumulating Sums
Summing Numbers
Calculating an Average
Your Hands-On Programming Example
Decisions and Conditions
If Statements
Charting If Statements
The Helpful Editor
Comparing Numeric Variables and Constants
Comparing Strings
Testing for True or False
Comparing Uppercase and Lowercase Characters
Compound Conditions
Short-Circuit Operations
Nested If Statements
Using If Statements with Radio Buttons and Check Boxes
A "Simple Sample"
Checking the State of a Radio Button Group
Checking the State of Multiple Check Boxes
Enhancing Message Boxes
Displaying the Message String
Displaying Multiple Buttons
Input Validation
Checking for a Range of Values
Checking for a Required Field
Performing Multiple Validations
Limiting User Actions by Disabling Controls
The Case Structure
Sharing an Event Procedure
Calling Event Procedures
Your Hands-On Programming Example
Debugging Visual Basic Projects
Writing Debug Output
Pausing Execution with the Break All Button
Forcing a Break
Checking the Current Values of Expressions
Stepping through Code
The Locals Window
The Autos Window
Debugging Step-by-Step Tutorial
Menus, Common Dialog Boxes, Sub Procedures, and Function Procedures
Defining Menus
Creating a Menu-Step-by-Step
Coding for Menu Items
Standards for Windows Menus
Common Dialog Boxes
Displaying a Windows Common Dialog Box
Using the Information from the Dialog Box
Setting Initial Values
Creating Context Menus
Creating a Context Menu-Step-by-Step
Sharing Procedures
Writing General Procedures
Creating a New Sub Procedure
Passing Arguments to Procedures
Writing Function Procedures
Functions with Multiple Arguments
Breaking Calculations into Smaller Units
Basing a New Project on an Existing Project
Your Hands-On Programming Example
Multiform Projects
Using Multiple Forms
Creating New Forms
Adding and Removing Forms
An About Box
Using the About Box Template
Setting Assembly Information
A Splash Screen
Using the Splash Screen Template
Making the Splash Form Display First
Other Template Forms
Using the Methods and Events of Forms
Showing a Form
Hiding or Closing a Form
Responding to Form Events
The Sequence of Form Events
Writing Event Procedures for Selected Events
Holding the Splash Screen Display
Variables and Constants in Multiform Projects
Access Level
Declaration Summary for Variables and Constants
Guidelines for Declaring Variables and Constants
Running Your Program Outside the IDE
Your Hands-On Programming Example
Lists, Loops, and Printing
List Boxes and Combo Boxes
The Items Collection
Filling a List
The SelectedIndex Property
The Items.Count Property
Referencing the Items Collection
Removing an Item from a List
Clearing a List
List Box and Combo Box Events
The Boolean Data Type Revisited
Using a Do/Loop with a List Box
For/Next Loops
Negative Increment or Counting Backward
Conditions Satisfied before Entry
Altering the Values of the Loop Control Variables
Endless Loops
Exiting Loops
Skipping to the Next Iteration of a Loop
Making Entries Appear Selected
Selecting the Entry in a Text Box
Selecting an Entry in a List Box
Sending Information to the Printer
The PrintDocument Component
Printing the Contents of a List Box
Printing the Selected Item from a List
Aligning Decimal Columns
Displaying a Print Preview
The Using Block
Printing Multiple Pages
Your Hands-On Programming Example
Single-Dimension Arrays
Valid Subscripts
For Each/Next Statements
Declaring Variables Based on a Structure
Accessing the Elements in a Structure Variable
Including an Array in a Structure
Using Array Elements for Accumulators
Adding to the Correct Total
Debugging Array Programs
Table Lookup
Coding a Table Lookup
Using List Boxes with Arrays
Multidimensional Arrays
Initializing Two-Dimensional Arrays
Printing a Two-Dimensional Table
Summing a Two-Dimensional Table
Lookup Operation for Two-Dimensional Tables
Your Hands-On Programming Example
Programming with Visual Web Developer
Visual Basic and Web Programming
Client/Server Web Applications
Types of Web Sites
File System Web Sites
IIS Web Sites
Remote Sites and FTP Sites
Creating a Web Site
Web Page Files
Web Forms in the Visual Studio IDE
Creating Your First Web Form-Step-by-Step
Viewing the HTML Code
Event Handling
Testing in Other Browsers
Laying Out Web Forms
Using Tables for Layout
Including Images on Web Pages
Navigating Web Pages
Using Hyperlinks
Adding a Second Web Page
Using the Validator Controls
Maintaining State
Retaining the Contents of Controls
Retaining the Values of Variables
Managing Web Projects
Using the Copy Web Site Tool
Some Web Acronyms
Your Hands-On Programming Example
Accessing Database Files
Database Files
Visual Basic and Database Files
Database Terminology
XML Data
Using ADO.NET and Visual Basic
Data Access in Visual Studio 2005
Binding Sources
Table Adapters
Creating a Database Application
A Windows Database Application-Step-By-Step
The Smart Tag
The Database Schema File
Binding Individual Data Fields
The Data Sources Window
Database Details Program-Step-By-Step
Selecting Records from a List
Converting to Combo Box Selection-Step-By-Step
Selecting Fields from the Table
Sorting the List Data
Choosing the Control Type for Fields
Selecting Records Using Web Forms
Security in Web Database Applications
Creating the Web Selection Application-Step-by-Step
Moving Database Projects
Your Hands-On Programming Example
Saving Data in Files
Creating Objects
Declaring an Object Variable
Instantiating an Object
Data Files
Data Files and Project Files
Data File Terminology
File Handling Using Streams
Writing Data in a File
Reading Data from a File
Using the File Common Dialog Box
OpenFileDialog Component Properties
Displaying the Open File Dialog Box
The Open and Write File Program
Saving the Contents of a List Box
Loading the List Box
Checking for Existence of the File
Saving the File
Querying the User to Save
The FormClosing Event Procedure
Your Hands-On Programming Example
OOP: Creating Object-Oriented Programs
Object-Oriented Programming
Object-Oriented Terminology
Reusable Classes
Multitier Applications
Designing Your Own Class
Creating Properties in a Class
Class Methods
Constructors and Destructors
Creating a New Class-Step-by-Step
Property Procedures with Mixed Access Levels
Creating a New Object Using a Class
Defining and Using a New Object-Step-by-Step
Instance Variables versus Shared Variables
Adding Shared Properties to the Step-by-Step Exercise
Garbage Collection
Inheriting Properties and Methods
Constructors in Inheritance
Overriding Methods
Accessing Properties
Creating a Derived Class Based on BookSale
Adding Inheritance to the Step-by-Step Exercise
Creating a Base Class Strictly for Inheritance
Inheriting Form Classes
Managing Multiclass Projects
Adding an Existing Class File to a Project
Using the Object Browser
Examining VB Classes
Examining Your Own Classes
Your Hands-On Programming Example
Graphics, Animation, Sound, and Drag-and-Drop
Graphics in Windows and the Web
The Graphics Environment
Steps for Drawing Graphics
The Paint Event Procedure
Pen and Brush Objects
The Coordinate System
Graphics Methods
Random Numbers
Simple Animation
Displaying an Animated Graphic
Controlling Pictures at Run Time
Moving a Picture
The Timer Component
The Scroll Bar Controls
Scroll Bar Properties
Scroll Bar Events
A Programming Example
Playing Sounds
Adding Sound Files to the Resources for a Project
A Sound-Playing Program
Drag-and-Drop Programming
The Source Object
The Target Object
The Drag-and-Drop Program
Your Hands-On Programming Example
Additional Topics in Visual Basic
Advanced Validation Techniques
The ErrorProvider Component
The MaxLength and CharacterCasing Properties
Field-Level Validation
Capturing Keystrokes from the User
Using the Masked Text Box for Validation
Code Snippets and Samples
Code Snippets
Sample Projects
Multiple Document Interface
Creating an MDI Project
Adding a Window Menu
Toolbars and Status Bars
Status Bars
Some Helpful Date Controls
The Calendar Controls
Displaying Web Pages on a Windows Form
The WebBrowser Control
A WebBrowser Program
Checking for the Enter Key
Answers to Feedback Questions
Methods and Functions for Working with Dates, Financial Calculations, Mathematics, and String Operations
Working with Dates
The DateTime Structure
Retrieving the System Date and Time
Date Variables
Converting Values to a Date Format
Finding the Difference between Dates
Checking for the Day of the Week
Financial Functions
The Pmt Function
The Rate Function
Functions to Calculate Depreciation
Mathematical Functions
Working with Strings
Methods for Conversion between Data Types
Functions for Checking Validity
Functions for Formatting Output
Tips and Shortcuts for Mastering the Environment
Set Up the Screen for Your Convenience
Close or Hide Extra Windows
Use the Full Screen
Modify the Screen Layout
Split the Screen Vertically
Reset the IDE Layout
Set Options for Your Work
Use Shortcuts in the Form Designer
Use the Layout Toolbar
Nudge Controls into Place
Use Snap Lines to Help Align Controls
Use Shortcuts in the Editor
Use the Text Editor Toolbar
Use Keyboard Shortcuts When Editing Code
Split the Editor Window
Use Drag-and-Drop Editing
Drag Commonly Used Code to the Toolbox
Rename Variables and Objects
Use Context-Sensitive Help
Copy and Move Projects
Copy and Move a Project
Deploy Applications
.NET Security
Authentication and Authorization
IIS Authentication
Authorization and Impersonation
Writing Secure Code
SQL Injection
Error Messages
Code Access Security
Index 616
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