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Publisher Comments:

Based on the newest version of Microsoft's VB. NET, this revision of Schneider's best-selling guide is designed for readers with no prior computer programming experience. The author uses Visual Basic .NET 2005 to explore the fundamentals of programming, building a strong foundation that will give students a sustainable understanding of programming. Offers a broad range of examples, case studies, exercises, and programming projects to give readers significant hands-on experience. Includes a new section on Graphics. Provides fully updated example text and data, including tax codes, social security forms/data, baseball statistics, and more. Contains all new, robust, interesting programming projects. Updates screenshots throughout using Windows XP. Bundles Visual Basic .NET Express automatically with each copy of the text. A useful reference for both beginning and experienced programmers who want to learn more about the latest version of Microsoft's VB. NET.

Synopsis:

This revision of Schneider’s best-selling guide is designed for readers with no prior programming experience. It focuses on developing good problem-solving skills, building a strong foundation that will give readers a sustainable understanding of programming.  KEY TOPICS: Based on Visual Basic 2008, the book starts with a brief review of the preliminaries of Windows, and then focuses on problem-solving. A broad range of real-world examples, section-ending exercises, case studies, and programming projects gives readers significant hands-on experience.  A useful reference for both beginning programmers and those moving from another language and that want to learn more about programming with the latest version of Microsoft’s Visual Basic.

About the Author

David I. Schneider spent over 32 years teaching at the University of Maryland, and has published an impressive 28 books over the past 18 years. He is the author of several best-selling texts, including his Visual Basic Series with Prentice Hall. Why are his books best-sellers? Students love his extensive use of examples and applications—a concept that stems from his teaching experience and results in books that are "tried and true." His best-selling Visual Basic texts have been successfully used for many years and have received consistent praise from both students and instructors.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

The Companion Website for Students and Instructors

Using this Book for a Short or Condensed Course

 

Chapter 1  An Introduction to Computers and Problem Solving

1.1 An Introduction to Computers

1.2 Windows, Folders, and Files

1.3 Program Development Cycle

1.4 Programming Tools

 

Chapter 2  Visual Basic. Controls, and Events

2.1 An Introduction to Visual Basic 2008

2.2  VB 2008 Controls

2.3  VB 2008 Events

Summary

 

Chapter 3  Variables, Input, and Output

3.1  Numbers

3.2  Strings

3.3  Input and Output

Summary

Programming Projects

 

Chapter 4  Decisions

4.1  Relational and Logical Operators

4.2  If Blocks

4.3  Select Case Blocks

Summary

Programming Projects

 

Chapter 5  General Procedures

5.1  Sub Procedures, Part I

5.2  Sub Procedures, Part II

5.3  Function Procedures

5.4  Modular Design

5.5  A Case Study: Weekly Payroll

Summary

Programming Projects

 

Chapter 6  Repetition

6.1  Do Loops

6.2  Processing Lists of Data With Do Loops

6.3  For…Next Loops

6.4  A Case Study: Analyze A Loan

Summary

Programming Projects

 

Chapter 7  Arrays

7.1  Creating And Accessing Arrays

7.2  Using Arrays

7.3  Some Additional Types of Arrays

7.4  Sorting and Searching

7.5  Two dimensional Arrays

7.6  A Case Study: A Sophisticated Cash Register

Summary

Programming Projects

 

Chapter 8  Sequential Files

8.1  Sequential Files

8.2  Using Sequential Files

8.3  A Case Study: Recording Checks and Deposits

Summary

Programming Projects

 

Chapter 9  Additional Controls and Objects

9.1 List Boxes, Combo Boxes, and the File-Opening Control

9.2 Seven Elementary Controls

9.3 Four Additional Objects

9.4 Graphics

Summary

Programming Projects

 

Chapter 10  Database Management

10.1 An Introduction to Databases

10.2 Relational Databases and SQL

Summary

Programming Projects

 

Chapter 11  Object-Oriented Programming

11.1  Objects and Classes

11.2  Arrays of Objects; Events; Containment

11.3  Inheritance

Summary

Programming Projects

 

Appendices

Appendix A  ANSI Values

Appendix B  How To

Appendix C  Converting from VB 6.0 to VB 2008

Appendix D  Debugging Tools

Appendix E  A Biographical History of Computing

Appendix F  Folders and Files

 

Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Exercises

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780130306548
Subtitle:
w/VS2008 DVD
Author:
Schneider, David I
Author:
Schneider, David I.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Subject:
Programming Languages - Visual BASIC
Subject:
BASIC (Computer program language)
Subject:
Microsoft .NET
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9.96 x 8 x 1.075 in 1279 gr

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