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Visual Basic 2005 Demystified (Demystified)by Jeff Kent
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The fast and easy way to learn VISUAL BASIC 2005
Start programming in Visual Basic 2005 right away — even if you don't have formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Visual Basic 2005 Demystified, programming instructor Jeff Kent provides an effective, illuminating, and entertaining way to learn to use this versatile programming language in the new release of its integrated development environment.
This self-teaching guide begins by explaining fundamental programming concepts, such as forms, control structures, data types, variables, operators, loops, arrays, and procedures. Then you'll learn to create sophisticated graphical user interface elements, including menus, toolbars, and dialog boxes. By the time you're finished with the book, you'll be able to create database-driven Windows and Web applications. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you to program in Visual Basic 2005 in no time at all.
This hands-on, self-teaching text offers:
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Visual Basic 2005 Demystified is your shortcut to learning this powerful programming language.
Beginning programmers looking to learn Microsoft's flagship rapid application development language for Windows and the Web will find what they need to know in "Visual Basic 2005 Demystified." Using a friendly, non-intimidating writing style, this book explains the language and its libraries and applications, and how to create a Visual Basic program without writing code.
There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects
Visual Basic 2005 Demystified fully explains the language and its libraries and applications. You’ll even learn to create a Visual Basic program without writing code. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.
About the Author
Jeff Kent (Los Angeles, CA) is an assistant professor of computer science at Los Angeles Valley College. He teaches a number of programming languages, including Visual Basic, C++, and Java. In addition to teaching and other college duties, Jeff also manages a Windows NT network for a Los Angeles law firm and writes applications that integrate programming language applications, such as the Microsoft Office suite and Internet technologies. Jeff co-authored with David Jung Osborne¿s Visual Basic Annotated Archives.
Table of Contents
Part One: Introduction to Visual Basic 2005
Chapter 2: Writing Your First Code
Part Two: Programming Building Blocks: Variables, Data Types, and Operators
Chapter 5: Letting the Program Do the Math — Arithmetic Operators
Part Three: Controlling the Flow of the Program
Chapter 8: Repeating Yourself — Loops and Arrays
Part Four: The User Interface
Chapter 11: Menus
Part Five: Accessing Data
Chapter 14: Databases
Chapter 12: Structured Exception Handling and Debugging