Starting Out with Visual Basic 2008 Update
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|Format:||Mixed media product, 888 pages, United States editio Edition|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 09 February 2009|
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. SUPPLEMENTS *Online PowerPoint Slides *Online Solutions Manual *Online self study quizzes *Source code from the textbook*Data sets for all examples and end of chapter problems*Test Bank *TestGen *WebCT *BlackBoard *Visual Basic 2008 Express (CD in every book)*VideoNotes*Text-specific Web site at www.aw.com/gaddisvb
About the Author
Tony Gaddis is the principal author of the Starting Out with series of textbooks. He has nearly two decades of experience teaching computer science courses, primarily at Haywood Community College. Tony is a highly acclaimed instructor who was previously selected as the North Carolina Community College Teacher of the Year, and has received the Teaching Excellence award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. The tarting Out with series includes introductory textbooks covering Programming Logic and Design, Alice, C++, Java, Microsoft Visual Basic, and Python.
Table of Contents
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 application's code at runtime Chapter 4 Making Decisions and Working with Strings 4.1 The Decision Structure 4.2 The If...Then Statement TUTORIAL 4-1: Examining an application that uses the If...Then statement 4.3 The If...Then...Else Statement TUTORIAL 4-2: Completing an application that uses the If...Then...Else statement 4.4 The If...Then...ElseIf Statement TUTORIAL 4-3: Completing an application that uses the If...Then...ElseIf statement TUTORIAL 4-4: Comparing an If...Then...ElseIf statement to a series of If...Then statements 4.5 Nested If Statements TUTORIAL 4-5: Completing an application with a nested If statement 4.6 Logical Operators 4.7 Comparing, Testing, and Working with Strings TUTORIAL 4-6: Examining an application that performs string comparisons TUTORIAL 4-7: Completing a string searching application 4.8 Focus on GUI Design: The Message Box 4.9 The Select Case Statement TUTORIAL 4-8: Examining Crazy Al's Sales Commission Calculator application 4.10 Introduction to Input Validation 4.11 Focus on GUI Design: Radio Buttons and Check Boxes TUTORIAL 4-9: Completing an application with radio buttons and check boxes 4.12 Class-Level Variables 4.13 Focus on Program Design and Problem Solving: Building the Health Club Membership Fee Calculator Application TUTORIAL 4-10: Building the Health Club Membership Fee Calculator application Chapter 5 Lists, Loops, Validation, and More 5.1 Input Boxes 5.2 List Boxes TUTORIAL 5-1: Creating list boxes 5.3 Introduction to Loops: The Do While Loop TUTORIAL 5-2: Completing an application that uses the Do While loop TUTORIAL 5-3: Modifying the Do While Demo application to use a posttest loop TUTORIAL 5-4: Using a loop to keep a running total TUTORIAL 5-5: Examining an application that uses a user-controlled loop 5.4 The Do Until and For...Next Loops TUTORIAL 5-6: Examining an application that uses the Do Until loop TUTORIAL 5-7: Examining an application that uses the For...Next loop TUTORIAL 5-8: Completing an application that uses the For...Next loop 5.5 Nested Loops 5.6 Multicolumn List Boxes, Checked List Boxes, and Combo Boxes TUTORIAL 5-9: Creating combo boxes 5.7 Input Validation TUTORIAL 5-10: Completing an application that demonstrates input validation TUTORIAL 5-11: An example of inconvenient data input correction TUTORIAL 5-12: Modifying the Validation Demo project to use the SelectAll method 5.8 ToolTips TUTORIAL 5-13: Adding ToolTips to an application 5.9 Focus on Program Design and Problem Solving: Building the Vehicle Loan Calculator Application TUTORIAL 5-14: Building the Vehicle Loan Calculator application Chapter 6 Procedures and Functions 6.1 Procedures TUTORIAL 6-1: Examining an application with a procedure TUTORIAL 6-2: Creating a procedure 6.2 Passing Arguments to Procedures TUTORIAL 6-3: Examining an application that demonstrates passing an argument to a procedure TUTORIAL 6-4: Working with ByVal and ByRef 6.3 Functions TUTORIAL 6-5: Examining the GPA Calculator application 6.4 More about Debugging: Stepping Into, Over, and Out of Procedures and Functions TUTORIAL 6-6: Practicing the Step Into, Step Over, and Step Out commands 6.5 Focus on Program Design and Problem Solving: Building the Bagel and Coffee Price Calculator Application TUTORIAL 6-7: Building the Bagel House application Chapter 7 Multiple Forms, Standard Modules, and Menus 7.1 Multiple Forms TUTORIAL 7-1: Completing an application that displays modal and modeless forms TUTORIAL 7-2: Completing an application with multiple forms 7.2 Standard Modules TUTORIAL 7-3: Examining an application that uses a standard module 7.3 Menus TUTORIAL 7-4: Building a menu 7.4 Focus on Problem Solving: Building the High Adventure Travel Agency Price Quote Application TUTORIAL 7-5: Building the High Adventure Travel Agency Price Quote application Chapter 8 Arrays, Timers, and More 8.1 Arrays TUTORIAL 8-1: Completing an application that uses an array 8.2 More about Array Processing TUTORIAL 8-2: Examining an application that uses parallel arrays 8.3 Procedures and Functions That Work with Arrays TUTORIAL 8-3: Examining an application with functions and with arrays 8.4 Multidimensional Arrays TUTORIAL 8-4: Completing an application that sums the rows of a two-dimensional array 8.5 Focus on GUI Design: The Enabled Property, Timer Control, and Splash Screens TUTORIAL 8-5: The Timer Demo TUTORIAL 8-6: Creating a splash screen 8.6 Focus on GUI Design: Anchoring and Docking Controls 8.7 Random Numbers TUTORIAL 8-7: Examining the CatchMe application 8.8 Focus on Problem Solving: Building the DemetrisLeadership CenterApplication TUTORIAL 8-8: Building the Demetris Leadership Center Sales Reporting application Chapter 9 Files, Printing, and Structures 9.1 Using Files TUTORIAL 9-1: Completing an application that writes data to a file TUTORIAL 9-2: Completing an application that reads a file TUTORIAL 9-3: Examining an application that detects the end of a file 9.2 The OpenFileDialog, SaveFileDialog, FontDialog, and ColorDialog Controls TUTORIAL 9-4: Creating a simple text editor application 9.3 The PrintDocument Control TUTORIAL 9-5: Adding printing capabilities to the Simple Text Editor application 9.4 Structures TUTORIAL 9-6: Examining an application with a structure 9.5 Focus on Problem Solving: Modifying the DemetrisLeadership CenterApplication TUTORIAL 9-7: Modifying the Demetris Leadership Center Sales Reporting application Chapter 10 Working with Databases 10.1 Database Management Systems 10.2 Database Concepts 10.3 DataGridView Control TUTORIAL 10-1: Showing a database table in a DataGridView control TUTORIAL 10-2: Sorting and updating the SalesStaff table
|Publisher: ||Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc|
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 21.0 x 3.0 centimeters (1.80 kg)|