Learn to program with Visual Basic from an expert
As a well–known authority on Microsoft programming, Rod Stephens has developed a clear and compelling approach to teaching programming languages. With this book–and–video package, he applies his skills by showing you how to use Visual Basic to build robust software applications. Assuming little or no programming experience, the self–paced lessons with step–by–step instructions teach you the concepts and techniques of programming with Visual Basic. The tutorials on the DVD reinforce learning, helping you to quickly master the skills required for effective Visual Basic programming.
Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24–Hour Trainer:
Shows you how to read and write files and interact with databases
Explains how to write, debug, and run desktop applications that interact with the user and the computer
Looks at ways to perform calculations, manipulate files and strings, and produce printouts
Details how to use the Entity Framework to manipulate databases
Describes Visual Basic's most useful controls and explains how to add them to forms, set their properties, and interact with them in code
Shows you how to use LINQ to Objects to perform complex queries of data without a lot of complicated code
Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
On the DVD
Don't just learn do!
The lessons within the book are each accompanied by an instructional demonstration on the DVD hours of video tutorials!
You'll learn to:
Get started with the Visual Studio integrated development environment
Use variables and perform calculations
Debug code and reuse code with procedures
Define class methods and events
Make menus, tool strips, and status strips
Create and display new forms
Build custom dialogs
Use arrays and collections
Handle errors and prevent bugs
Make generic classes
Use inheritance and polymorphism
Section I: The Visual Studio IDE and Controls.
Lesson 1: Getting Started with the Visual Studio IDE.
Lesson 2: Creating Controls.
Lesson 3: Making Controls Arrange Themselves.
Lesson 4: Handling Events.
Lesson 5: Making Menus.
Lesson 6: Making Tool Strips and Status Strips.
Lesson 7: Using RichTextBoxes.
Lesson 8: Using Standard Dialogs.
Lesson 9: Creating and Displaying New Forms.
Lesson 10: Building Custom Dialogs.
Section II : Variables and Calculations.
Lesson 11: Using Variables and Performing Calculations.
Lesson 12: Debugg ing Code.
Lesson 13: Understanding Scope.
Lesson 14: Working with Strings.
Lesson 15: Working with Dates and Times.
Lesson 16: Using Arrays and Collections.
Lesson 17: Using Enumerations and Structures.
Section III : Program Statements.
Lesson 18: Making Choices.
Lesson 19: Repeating Program Steps.
Lesson 20: Reusing Code with Procedures.
Lesson 21: Handling Errors.
Lesson 22: Preventing Bugs.
Section IV: Classes.
Lesson 23: Defining Classes and Their Properties.
Lesson 24: Defining Class Methods and Events.
Lesson 25: Using Inheritance and Polymorphism.
Lesson 26: Initializing Objects.
Lesson 27: Fine–Tuning Classes.
Lesson 28: Overloading Operators.
Lesson 29: Using Interfaces.
Lesson 30: Making Generic Classes.
Section V: System Interactions.
Lesson 31: Reading and Writing Files.
Lesson 32: Using File System Classes.
Lesson 33: Printing.
Lesson 34: Using the Clipboard.
Lesson 35: Providing Drag and Drop.
Section VI: Specialized topics.
Lesson 36: Using the My Namespace.
Lesson 37: Localizing Programs.
Lesson 38: Manipulating Data with LIN Q to Objects.
Lesson 39: Manipulating Databases with the Entity Framework.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: Control Summary.
Appendix C: What's on the DVD?
Rod Stephens is a Microsoft MVP and the author of more than 20 books and 250 articles on Visual Basic, C#, Java, and other programming topics. He is a regular contributor to DevX and the author of the bestselling Visual Basic Programmer's Reference.