Starting out with visual basic 2008 update


Language: Anglais
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For undergraduate students in business, MIS, CIS, IT and other computing departments at 2 and 4 year schools learning Visual Basic for the first time.

In the Starting Out with Visual Basic 2008 Update, Tony Gaddis and Kip Irvine take a step-by-step approach, helping students understand the logic behind developing quality programs while introducing the Visual Basic 2008 language.

The 2008 Update edition includes an extensive set of VideoNotes that supplement student reading. Numerous additional problems and an overview of LINQ are also included.

Chapter 1 Introduction to Programming and Visual Basic

1.1 Computer Systems: Hardware and Software

1.2 Programs and Programming Languages

TUTORIAL 1-1: Running the Wage Calculator application

TUTORIAL 1-2: Running an application that demonstrates event procedures

1.3 More about Controls and Programming

TUTORIAL 1-3: Running an application that demonstrates various controls

1.4 The Programming Process

1.5 Visual Studio and Visual Basic Express (the Visual Basic Environment)

TUTORIAL 1-4: Starting Visual Studio

TUTORIAL 1-5: Opening the Design, Solution Explorer, Dynamic Help, and Properties windows in Visual Studio

TUTORIAL 1-6: Getting familiar with Visual Studio

Chapter 2 Creating Applications with Visual Basic

2.1 Focus on Problem Solving: Building the Directions Application

TUTORIAL 2-1: Beginning the Directions application

TUTORIAL 2-2: Adding a Label control to the Directions application

TUTORIAL 2-3: Setting the Label's TextAlign property

TUTORIAL 2-4: Changing the Label's font size and style

TUTORIAL 2-5: Deleting a control

TUTORIAL 2-6: Inserting a PictureBox control

TUTORIAL 2-7: Saving and running the application

TUTORIAL 2-8: Closing a Visual Basic project

TUTORIAL 2-9: Opening an existing project

TUTORIAL 2-10: Using the Object box, Alphabetical button, and Categorized button

2.2 Focus on Problem Solving: Responding to Events

TUTORIAL 2-11: Placing the lblDirections, btnDisplayDirections, and btnExit controls in the Directions application

TUTORIAL 2-12: Writing event procedures for the Directions application

TUTORIAL 2-13: Changing the text colors

TUTORIAL 2-14: Setting the FormBorderStyle property and locking the controls in the Directions application

2.3 Modifying the Text Property with Code

TUTORIAL 2-15: Examining an application that displays messages

2.4 The AutoSize, BorderStyle, and TextAlign Properties

2.5 Clickable Images

TUTORIAL 2-16: Writing Click event procedures for PictureBox controls

2.6 Using Visual Studio Help

TUTORIAL 2-17: Using Dynamic Help in Visual Studio

2.7 Debugging Your Application

TUTORIAL 2-18: Locating a compile error in Design mode

Chapter 3 Variables and Calculations

3.1 Gathering Text Input

TUTORIAL 3-1: Using a TextBox control

TUTORIAL 3-2: Building the Date String application

TUTORIAL 3-3: Using the Focus method

TUTORIAL 3-4: Changing the tab order

TUTORIAL 3-5: Setting access keys, accept, and cancel buttons

3.2 Variables and Data Types

TUTORIAL 3-6: Assigning text to a variable

3.3 Performing Calculations

3.4 Mixing Different Data Types

TUTORIAL 3-7: Examining a Simple Calculator application

3.5 Formatting Numbers and Dates

TUTORIAL 3-8: Examining the Format Demo application

3.6 Exception Handling

TUTORIAL 3-9: Salary Calculation application with exception handling

3.7 Group Boxes and the Load Event Procedure

3.8 Focus on Program Design and Problem Solving: Building the Room Charge Calculator Application

TUTORIAL 3-10: Beginning the Room Charge Calculator application

TUTORIAL 3-11: Changing a label's colors

3.9 More about Debugging: Locating Logic Errors

TUTORIAL 3-12: Single-stepping through an applicati