Programming in Visual Basic 2010: The Very Beginner's Guide

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 22, 2010 - Computers
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This is an introduction to programming using Microsoft's Visual Basic.NET 2010, intended for novice programmers with little or no programming experience or no experience with Visual Basic. The text emphasizes programming logic and good programming techniques with generous explanations of programming concepts written from a non-technical point of view. It stresses input, processing, and output and sequence, selection, and repetition in code development. File I/O and arrays are included. Later chapters introduce objects, event programming, and databases. By taking a slow and steady approach to programming ideas, this book builds new concepts from what the reader has already learned. VB tips and quips inject both humor and insight. The book includes numerous programming examples and exercises, case studies, tutorials, and 'fixing a program' sections for an in-depth look at programming problems and tools. Quizzes and review questions throughout each chapter get students to think about the materials and how to use them. Each chapter has a summary and glossary for extra review. The accompanying website,, has code downloads, I/O, and database files from small, simple files to large files with thousands of records, flowcharts, deskchecks and audits to aid with program design, coding, and debugging; PowerPoint files for every chapter; and hundreds of ideas for programs and projects.

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This book is good for beginner person and helpful for understand language visual basic 2010.


1 Fundamentals of Design and Programming Starting from Scratch
2 Variables and Constants A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place
3 Writing Programs First You Walk Then You Run
4 Writing Programs II More Controls and New Logic
5 Using If and Case Decisions Decisions Decisions
6 Loops Once Is Not Enough
7 Procedures and Functions Divide and Conquer
8 Writing Programs III Tying It All Together So Far
14 LINQ to SQL The World Runs on Databases
15 Crystal Reports Tying Databases to Output
Appendix A American Standard Code for Information Interchange ASCII Table
Appendix B Flowchart Table
Appendix C My Application
Appendix D Customizing Your VB Environment
Appendix E Using Help
Appendix F Using Debug

9 File IO Files and Records and Fields Oh My
10 Arrays and Structures Organizing Data
11 Events and More Controls Tips and Tricks for Programming
12 Objects and Classes Objects Are in a Class By Themselves
13 Graphics The Visual and Audio Side of Visual Basic
Appendix G Structured Query Language SQL Basics
Appendix H Answers to SelfCheck Questions
Appendix I Control and Variable Naming Conventions

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Dr Jim McKeown has spent more than 20 years at Dakota State University, where he is an Assistant Professor. He currently teaches programming, computer hardware, software testing, and computer applications. He received a master's degree in computer education from Columbia University and holds a Ph.D. in instructional design from the University of Iowa. He has contributed several articles to the Journal for Computing in Small Colleges as well as various other publications.

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