Starting Out with Visual Basic. NET

ISBN-10: 1576760944

ISBN-13: 9781576760949

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

List price: $100.40
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Starting Out with Visual Basic .NET is intended for use in an introductory programming course. Gaddis, Denton and Irvine write in clear, easy-to-understand language. At the same time, they cover all the necessary topics of an introductory programming course. Their text is rich in example programs that are concise, practical, and real world oriented. This approach insures that students not only learn how to use the various controls, constructs, and features of Visual Basic, but why and when.
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Book details

List price: $100.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 890
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

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.

Introduction to Programming and Visual Basic .NET
Introduction
Computer Systems: Hardware and Software
Programs and Programming Languages
More About Controls and Programming
The Programming Process
Visual Studio and the Visual Basic .NET Environment
Creating Applications with Visual Basic .NET
Introduction
Focus on Problem Solving: Building the Hotel Directions Application
Focus on Problem Solving: Responding to Events
Modifying the Text property with Code
Working with the AutoSize, BorderStyle, and TextAlign Properties
Clickable Images
Using Visual Basic .NET Help
Debugging Your Application
Input, Variables, Constants, and Calculations
Introduction
Gathering Text Input
Variables
Performing Calculations and Working with Numbers
Formatting Numbers for Output
Group Boxes, Form Formatting, and the Load Event Procedure
Focus on Program Design and Problem Solving: Building the Room Charge Calculator Application
More About Debugging: Locating Logic Errors
Making Decisions and Working with Strings
Introduction
The Decision Structure
The If...Then Statement
The If...Then...Else Statement
The If...Then...ElseIf Statement
Nested If Statements
Logical Operators
Comparing, Testing, and Working with Strings
Focus on GUI Design: The Message Box
The Select Case Statement
Introduction to Input Validation
Focus on GUI Design: Radio Buttons and Check Boxes
Class-Level Variables
Focus on Program Design and Problem Solving: Building the Health Club Membership Application
Lists, Loops, Validation, and More
Introduction
Input Boxes
List Boxes
Introduction to Loops: The Do While Loop
The Do Until and For...Next Loops
Nested Loops
Multicolumn List Boxes, Checked List Boxes and Combo Boxes
Input Validation
Tool Tips
Focus on Program Design and Problem Solving: Building the Vehicle Loan Calculator Application
Sub Procedures and Functions
Introduction
Sub Procedures
Passing Values to a Procedure
Function Procedures
More About Debugging: Stepping Into, Over, and Out of Procedures and Functions
Focus on Program Design and Problem Solving: Building the Bagel and Coffee Price Calculator Application
Multiple Forms, Standard Modules, and Menus
Introduction
Multiple Forms
Standard Modules
Menus
Focus on Problem Solving: Building the High Adventure Travel Agency Price Quote Application
Arrays, Timers, and More
Introduction
Arrays
More About Array Processing
Sub Procedures and Functions that Work with Arrays
Multidimensional Arrays
Focus on GUI Design: The Enabled Property, the Timer Control, and Splash Screens
Focus on GUI Design: Anchoring and Docking Controls
Random Numbers
Focus on Problem Solving: Building the Demetris Leadership Center Application
Files, Printing, and Structures
Introduction
Using Files
The OpenFileDialog, SaveFileDialog, FontDialog, and ColorDialog Controls
The PrintDocument Control
Structures
Focus on Problem Solving: Modifying the Demetris Leadership Center Application
Working with Databases
Introduction
What Is a Database?
ADO .NET
Focus on Problem Solving: The Sounds Incredible Music Store CD Inventory Application
Advanced Database
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