Stephens Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer

Paperback | February 8, 2011

byRod Stephens

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Unique book-and-DVD package for novice Visual Basic programmers

Start from scratch, and even if you don?t know a thing about Visual Basic, you soon will with this thorough introduction to Visual Basic programming. Using easy-to-follow lessons and step-by-step instruction, this practical book teaches you concepts and hands-on techniques, then reinforces your learning with video screencasts and supplemental materials. Follow the exercises, then access the Try It section on the DVD, and watch as well-known VB authority and author Rod Stephens works through programming problems.

  • Introduces Visual Basic programming to beginning programmers; no prior experience is necessary
  • Covers Visual Basic programming concepts and techniques, as well as the Visual Studio development environment
  • Provides a series of easy-to-follow lessons, supplemented by instructional video on DVD
  • Offers expert instruction from well-known VB authority and author Rod Stephens, who also provides supplemental instruction on the DVD, where he works through a series of Try It problems and demonstrates effective solutions

    Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer is an exceptional book-and-DVD package that will have you programming in Visual Basic in no time.

    Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.

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Unique book-and-DVD package for novice Visual Basic programmersStart from scratch, and even if you don?t know a thing about Visual Basic, you soon will with this thorough introduction to Visual Basic programming. Using easy-to-follow lessons and step-by-step instruction, this practical book teaches you concepts and hands-on techniques,...

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Learn to program with Visual Basic from an expertAs 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...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 9.3 × 7.4 × 0.94 inPublished:February 8, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0470943351

ISBN - 13:9780470943359

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

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?

Index.