Synopses & Reviews
Learning an object oriented programming language like Visual Basic can be a challenging and often frustrating task. Many Visual Basic books are intimidating for the beginning programmer because they are mostly theory, making the material difficult to apply. Visual Basic 2005 by Practice cuts through the jargon and provides a better understanding of the language by teaching concepts through step-by-step, clear, and concise examples. These examples provide an easy-to-follow and simple approach to learning the concepts and tools involved with Visual Basic 2005, including the new language features and controls needed to complete beginning and intermediate projects. The examples cover a vast array of language features, including flow charts, radio buttons, detailed message boxes, loading images dynamically, calculations, constants, variables, image lists, creating sub procedures, printing, adding forms to a project, data grids, and string functions. The book also covers important topics such as interactive programming, database features, debugging, and Web controls. The source code for all the examples in the book is provided on the companion CD-ROM, which allows you to see the programs in action and examine their features. The book is written for entry- and intermediate-level Visual basic programmers as well as those experienced with other programming languages, such as those experienced with other programming languages, such as C++, Java and BASIC, and the .NET Framework - Visual Basic's development environment - is explained to the degree needed to learn programming. The user-friendly style, sequence of topical coverage, ample examples, and simple approach of this book make it a must-have for any beginning programmer eager to learn Visual Basic 2005.
About the Author
Mike Mostafavi (Portland, OR) is the Department Chair for Information Systems and Technology at University of Phoenix, Oregon Campus where he has been teaching since 1998. He also teaches at Portland Community College. He has over 20 years of experience and progressive responsibility with documented success in the areas of Information Systems, Programming, System Analysis and Design, Curriculum Development, and Administration. Some of the programming languages he has worked with include COBOL, BASIC, FORTRAN, PASCAL, Visual Basic, C++, Java, HTML, C#, and VB Scripts.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Introduction to Programming in Visual Basic Chapter 2 Getting to Know Visual Studio 2005 Chapter 3 Writing Programs Chapter 4 More Controls Chapter 5 Calculations, Constants, Variables, Conditions, and Data Types Chapter 6 Selection Structures Chapter 7 ComboBox, ListBox, MenuStrip, ToolStrip, Subprocedures, and Functions Chapter 8 Repetition Structures Chapter 9 Object-Oriented Programming Chapter 10 Arrays and Collections Chapter 11 Multiple-Form Environments Chapter 12 Introduction to Printing, Graphics, Shapes, and More Chapter 13 Files, Tables, and Databases Chapter 14 Web Forms Appendix A--ASCII Character Codes Appendix B--About the CD-ROM Index