Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET for Scientists and Engineers

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Apress, Feb 11, 2002 - Computers - 335 pages

Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET for Scientists and Engineers begins with an overview of the Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET IDEs, their important characteristics, and how the development environments can be manipulated to suit developers' needs. After a solid discussion of VB and VB .NET forms, controls, and namespaces, author Christopher Frenz shows you how to put controls to work by making use of the different control events.

Once this introductory material has been covered, you're introduced to the different data types that Visual Basic supports, with special attention paid to the various numerical data types and their uses. Frenz then takes an in-depth look at the various numerical and logical operators and their precedence. You'll explore VB's loop structures via practical examples.

Frenz later delves into topics such as designing graphical user interfaces, programming customized spreadsheets, and debugging. Along the way, you'll learn about the all-important file handling and data acquisition techniques, as well as how to graphically display your data. You'll also move on to cover more advanced topics, including mathematical modeling and the new, rapidly growing field of bioinformatics.

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Contents

Overview of Visual Basic Programming and the Visual Basic Development Environment
1
Working with WinForms
21
Controls and Their Uses
39
Buttons
49
Check Boxes
56
Message and Input Boxes
64
Variables Data Types and Operators
73
Guidelines for Choosing the Appropriate
79
Passing Arrays and Array Elements
169
Getting Data from External Sources
175
New VB NET FileHandling Methods
191
Programming Your Own Spreadsheets
199
Entering Text into MSFlexGrid Cells
204
Scientific Graphics
221
The Flipper CAD Control
234
Debugging and Error Handling
241

Private and Public Variables
92
Arrays and Loop Structures
95
Multidimensional Arrays
103
Indeterminate Loops Do Loops 774
114
Nested Loops Revisited 722
122
Builtin Functions
125
String Functions 737
131
Mathematical Functions 742
142
UCalc Fast Math Parser 754
154
Writing Your Own Functions and Procedures
157
The Trapezoidal Rule 767
161
Dr Watson
251
Packaging and Deploying Your Application
259
Final Steps
269
Mathematical Modeling
271
Degree of Freedom Analysis
276
Bioinformatics
285
Restriction Mapping
295
WebBased Applications
305
Events and WebBased Applications
316
Index
321
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Christopher Frenz is a bioinformaticist at New York Medical College and is the author of Visual Basic and Visual Basic.NET for Scientists and Engineers. Frenz is an expert in Perl and scientific programming, in addition to the .NET platform.

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