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Introduction To Programming Using Visual Basic 2008 - With DVD (7TH 09 - Old Edition)by David I. Schneider
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Book News Annotation:
This text/DVD package is for students who are learning their first programming language. Problem solving techniques and structured programming (based on object-oriented programming principles) are discussed early and used throughout the book. Learning features include chapter summaries, case studies, and exercises. Most of the exercise sets require students to trace programs, find errors, and write programs. Chapter programming projects not only reflect the variety of ways that computers are used in the business community, but also present some games and general-interest topics. An appendix provides a step-by-step reference on how to carry out standard tasks in the Visual Basic environment. There is also an appendix on migrating from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic 2008. This seventh edition covers relevant new features of Visual Basic 2008. Information on the accompanying DVD is not given. Schneider is affiliated with the University of Maryland. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2010, Eighth Edition, — consistently praised by both students and instructors — is designed for students with no prior computer programming experience. Now updated for Visual Basic 2010, Schneider focuses on teaching problem-solving skills and sustainable programming skills. A broad range of real-world examples, section-ending exercises, case studies, and programming projects gives students more hands-on experience than any other Visual Basic book on the market.
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
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
Chapter 3 Variables, Input, and Output
3.3 Input and Output
Chapter 4 Decisions
4.1 Relational and Logical Operators
4.2 If Blocks
4.3 Select Case Blocks
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
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
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
Chapter 8 Sequential Files
8.1 Sequential Files
8.2 Using Sequential Files
8.3 A Case Study: Recording Checks and Deposits
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
Chapter 10 Database Management
10.1 An Introduction to Databases
10.2 Relational Databases and SQL
Chapter 11 Object-Oriented Programming
11.1 Objects and Classes
11.2 Arrays of Objects; Events; Containment
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
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