Visual Basic 2005 Demystified

Visual Basic 2005 Demystified

Paperback Demystified

By (author) Jeff Kent

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  • Publisher: Osborne/McGraw-Hill
  • Format: Paperback | 333 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 226mm x 22mm | 621g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0072261714
  • ISBN 13: 9780072261714
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 1,100,342

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There's no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects. "Visual Basic 2005 Demystified" fully explains the language and its libraries and applications. You'll even learn to create a Visual Basic program without writing code. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.

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Jeff Kent (Los Angeles, CA) is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Los Angeles Valley College in Valley Glen, California. He teaches a number of programming languages, including Visual Basic, C++, C#, Java, and Assembler. He also manages a network for a Los Angeles law firm. He has written several books on computer programming, recently Visual Basic.NET: A Beginner's Guide and C++ Demystified (McGraw-Hill/Osborne) and, concurrently with this book, Visual C# 2005 Demystified (McGraw-Hill). He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and then went on to obtain a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola (Los Angeles) School of Law and to practice law.

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The fast and easy way to learn VISUAL BASIC 2005 Start programming in Visual Basic 2005 right away -- even if you don't have formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In "Visual Basic 2005 Demystified, " programming instructor Jeff Kent provides an effective, illuminating, and entertaining way to learn to use this versatile programming language in the new release of its integrated development environment. This self-teaching guide begins by explaining fundamental programming concepts, such as forms, control structures, data types, variables, operators, loops, arrays, and procedures. Then you'll learn to create sophisticated graphical user interface elements, including menus, toolbars, and dialog boxes. By the time you're finished with the book, you'll be able to create database-driven Windows and Web applications. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will teach you to program in Visual Basic 2005 in no time at all. This hands-on, self-teaching text offers: An easy way to learn Visual Basic 2005 Programming projects that illustrate real-world concepts A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses A final exam at the end of the book No unnecessary technical jargon A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work! Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, "Visual Basic 2005 Demystified" is your shortcut to learning this powerful programming language.

Table of contents

Part One: Introduction to Visual Basic 2005 Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your First Windows Program Chapter 2: Writing Your First Code Chapter 3: Controls Part Two: Programming Building Blocks: Variables, Data Types, and Operators Chapter 4: Storing Information -- Data Types and Variables Chapter 5: Letting the Program Do the Math -- Arithmetic Operators Chapter 6: Making Comparisons -- Comparison and Logical Operators Part Three: Controlling the Flow of the Program Chapter 7: Making Choices -- If and Select Case Control Structures Chapter 8: Repeating Yourself -- Loops and Arrays Chapter 9: Organizing Your Code with Procedures Part Four: The User Interface Chapter 10: Helper Forms Chapter 11: Menus Chapter 12: Toolbars Part Five: Accessing Data Chapter 13: Accessing Text Files Chapter 14: Databases Chapter 15: Web Applications FINAL EXAM ANSWERS TO QUIZZES AND FINAL EXAM INDEX Chapter 11: Menus and Toolbars Chapter 12: Structured Exception Handling and Debugging