Microsoft Visual Basic 2005

ISBN-10: 0619267208

ISBN-13: 9780619267209

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

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This new book from our BASICS series provides a step-by-step introduction to the latest Visual Basic programming language, Visual Basic 2005. Focusing on important concepts, it provides hands-on projects and exercises to reinforce skills learned.
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Book details

List price: $165.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Course Technology
Publication date: 6/6/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Stephen Collings graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in business administration. After graduation, he owned and managed an Internet distance learning corporation called LearningLynx, which specialized in computer science courses. Currently, Stephen works as a project manager for Smooth Fusion, a Web development company that provides cutting-edge technology services. He has also coauthored two Visual Basic textbooks and one computer concepts textbook.

How to Use This Book
Start-Up Checklist
Your First Visual Basic Program
A First Look at Microsoft Visual Basic
Introduction to Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
Starting Visual Studio 2005
Opening an Existing Visual Basic Project
Components of the Compiler
Running a Visual Basic Program
Exiting Visual Studio
Forms, Controls, and Properties
Creating a New Project
Saving the Project
Viewing and Modifying Properties
Creating Controls
Understanding Focus
Setting Additional Properties
Events and Code
Accessing the Code Window
Adding Code to a Command Button
Adding a Picture to a Form
Setting Image Properties
Use Code to Set Properties
Adding Access Keys to Command Buttons
Setting the AcceptButton and CancelButton Form Properties
Unit Review
Calculations and Data
Mathematical Operators
Performing Calculations in Visual Basic
Creating Label Controls
Using the Addition and Assignment Operators
Using Text Boxes and the Val Function
Splitting Code Statements among Lines
Using the Subtraction Operator
Using Unary Minus
Using Fix
Performing Integer Divsion and Using the Modulus Operator
Data Types and Variables
Data Types
Using the AutoSize Property
Declaring Variables
Using Variables
Using the Object Data Type
Exponentiation, Order of Operations, and Error Handling
Order of Operations
Using the Visible Property to Enhance Output
Using Comments
Handling Run-Time Errors
Using MsgBox
Using Exit Sub to Exit a Subroutine
Strings and Decimal Types
Declaring String Variables
Assigning Text to String Variables
Using Decimal Types
Using the Format Function
Using the Enabled Property
Using the SelectionStart and SelectionLength Properties
Unit Review
Decision Making
If Statements
The Building Blocks of Decision Making
Using the Conditional Operators
Using If Statements
Creating and Reading Flowcharts
Using If...Else Statements
Using Check Boxes
Using the Logical Operators
Nested If Statements and Radio Buttons
Using Nested If Statements
Using Radio Buttons
Using a Form Load Event Procedure
Using Select Case
Unit Review
Loops and Arrays
Do Loops
What Are Loops?
Using the Do Loops
Using the InputBox Function
Potential Event Procedure Problems and Solutions
Using Nested Loops
List Boxes, For Next Loops, and Label Settings
Using the ListBox Control
Using For Next Loops
Nesting For Next Loops
Changing Label Font Settings
Declaring and Accessing Arrays
Using Loops with Arrays
Parallel Arrays
Unit Review
Multiple Forms, Menus, and Printing
Multiple Forms
Using Multiple Forms
Adding a Splash Screen
Modifying a Form at Run Time
Menus and Printing
Creating Menus Using the Menu Editor
Writing Code for a Menu Command
Using Check Marks in Menus
Creating a Submenu
Inserting Separator Bars in Menus
Printing from Visual Studio
Unit Review
Graphics and Drawing
Lines and Shapes
Drawing Objects Using Code
Drawing Rectangles
Drawing Ellipses
Drawing Polygons
Locating the Mouse
Clearing the Form
Case Study-Snake Game
Running the Snake Game
Drawing with Pixels and Using the Paint Event Handler
How the Snake Game Draws the Snake
Analyzing the Snake Game Code
Web Functionality and Form Appearance
WebBrowser Control
Altering the Appearance of Forms
Closing and Moving the Form
Unit Review
Introduction to ASP.NET
What is ASP.NET?
Creating a New Web Project
ASP.NET Development Server
Structure of an ASP.NET Project
Source View vs. HTML Output
ASP.NET Compilation Options
WebForms and Controls
Adding WebForms to an ASP.NET Project
Text Boxes
Radio Buttons
Check Boxes
Hyper Links
Case Study-Pizza Order Form
The Task
Creating the Simple WebForm
Adding the Customer Information Fields
Adding the Pizza Information Fields
Adding Validation Controls
Presenting the Confirmation Screen
Unit Review
Capstone Simulation
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