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This is an introduction to programming using Microsoft's Visual Basic.NET 2010. It is 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 Web site, www.cambridge.org/us/McKeown, 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.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals of design and programming - starting from scratch
Variable and constants - a place for everything and everything in its place
Writing programs - first you walk, then you run
Writing programs II - more controls and new logic
Using if and case - decisions, decisions, decisions
Loops - once is not enough
Procedures and functions - divide and conquer
Writing programs III - tying it all together, so far
File i/o - files and records and fields, oh my!
Arrays and structures - organizing data
Events and more controls - tips and tricks for programming
Objects and classes - objects are in a class by themselves
Graphics - the visual (and audio) side of Visual Basic
LINQ to SQL - the world runs on databases
Crystal reports - tying databases to output
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