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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2012 in 24 Hours, Complete Starter Kit (Sams Teach Yourself -- Hours)

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Publisher Comments:

In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build  complete, reliable, and modern applications with Visual Basic 2012. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master the entire process, from navigating VB 2012 to deploying finished solutions. You’ll learn how to write efficient object-oriented code; build superior user interfaces; work with graphics, text, and databases; and even control external applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong, practical foundation for success!

 

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Visual Basic 2012 tasks.

Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.

By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.

Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.

Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.

 

Learn how to…

 

  • Navigate the VB 2012 environment and use VB’s powerful new tools
  • Work with objects, collections, and events
  • Build attractive, highly functional user interfaces
  • Make the most of VB 2012’s advanced controls
  • Create efficient modules and reusable procedures
  • Store data, make decisions in code, and use loops to improve efficiency
  • Use powerful object-oriented programming techniques
  • Interact effectively with users
  • Work with graphics, text files, and databases
  • Debug and troubleshoot applications
  • Manipulate external applications, file systems, and the Windows Registry
  • Distribute the software you’ve created

 

On the Web:

 

  • Access code examples from the book, as well as updates, and corrections as they become available at informit.com/title/9780672336294
  • Download Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Desktop from www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads

 

Synopsis:

Visual Basic is one of the most widely used programming languages in existence, with more than 3,000,000 users. The upcoming version, currently code-named "11", includes several important new features, including support for programming for Windows 8. The proven Sams Teach Yourself method will help all newcomers to Visual Basic "11" get up to speed quickly, no matter whether they've had experience with previous versions of Visual Basic or not. Readers are taken step by step through the process of software development, learning elements as they build a sample application so that the material is framed in a real world approach. Each lesson builds on the material learned in the previous lesson, so that the reader learns in a natural progression that facilitates mastering the language. The accompanying DVD contains Visual Basic Express Edition, and the companion Web site contains all the code and exercises from the book.

About the Author

James Foxall is president of Tigerpaw Software, Inc. (www.tigerpawsoftware.com), a Bellevue, Nebraska, Microsoft Certified Partner specializing in software solutions for technology providers. Tigerpaw’s award-winning business automation solution is designed to automate contact management, marketing, service and repair, proposal generation, inventory control, and purchasing. At the start of 2012, the current release of Tigerpaw had more than 35,000 licensed users. Foxall’s experience in creating certified Office-compatible software has made him an authority on application interface and behavior standards of applications for the Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office environments.

 

Foxall has been writing commercial production Visual Basic code for more than 14 years. He’s the author of numerous books, including Practical Standards for Microsoft Visual Basic and MCSD in a Nutshell: The Visual Basic Exams. He also has written articles for Access-Office-VBA Advisor and Visual Basic Programmer’s Journal. Foxall has a bachelor’s degree in management of information systems (MIS) and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and an international speaker on programming technologies as well as business process improvements. James enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, listening to amazing bands, and playing computer games. You can reach him at www.jamesfoxall.com.

Table of Contents

PART I: The Visual Basic 2012 Environment

Hour 1: Jumping in with Both Feet: A Visual Basic 2012 Programming Tour            

Hour 2: Navigating Visual Basic 2012

Hour 3: Understanding Objects and Collections

Hour 4: Understanding Events

PART II: Building a User Interface

Hour 5: Building Forms: The Basics

Hour 6: Building Forms: Advanced Techniques

Hour 7: Working with Traditional Controls

Hour 8: Using Advanced Controls

Hour 9: Adding Menus and Toolbars to Forms

PART III: Making Things Happen—Programming

Hour 10: Creating and Calling Code Procedures

Hour 11: Using Constants, Data Types, Variables, and Arrays

Hour 12: Performing Arithmetic, String Manipulation,  and Date/Time Adjustments

Hour 13: Making Decisions in Visual Basic Code

Hour 14: Looping for Efficiency

Hour 15: Debugging Your Code

Hour 16: Designing Objects Using Classes

Hour 17: Interacting with Users

Hour 18: Printing

PART IV: Working with Data

Hour 19: Performing File Operations

Hour 20: Working with the Registry and Text Files

Hour 21: Working with a Database

Hour 22: Controlling Other Applications Using Automation           

PART V: Deploying Solutions and Beyond

Hour 23: Deploying Applications

Hour 24: The 10,000-Foot View

Bonus Hour 25: Working with Graphics

Bonus Hour 26: Creating User Controls

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780672336294
Author:
Foxall, James
Publisher:
Sams
Subject:
Computer Languages-C++
Subject:
Programming Languages - Visual BASIC
Subject:
Computer Languages-Visual Basic
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself Sams Teach Yourself -- Hours
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 1.2 in 798 gr

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computer Languages » C#
Computers and Internet » Computer Languages » Visual Basic
Computers and Internet » Computer Languages » Visual Basic .Net

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"Synopsis" by , Visual Basic is one of the most widely used programming languages in existence, with more than 3,000,000 users. The upcoming version, currently code-named "11", includes several important new features, including support for programming for Windows 8. The proven Sams Teach Yourself method will help all newcomers to Visual Basic "11" get up to speed quickly, no matter whether they've had experience with previous versions of Visual Basic or not. Readers are taken step by step through the process of software development, learning elements as they build a sample application so that the material is framed in a real world approach. Each lesson builds on the material learned in the previous lesson, so that the reader learns in a natural progression that facilitates mastering the language. The accompanying DVD contains Visual Basic Express Edition, and the companion Web site contains all the code and exercises from the book.
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