Simply Visual Basic.NET 2003: An Application-Driven Tutorial Approach

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9780131426405: Simply Visual Basic.NET 2003: An Application-Driven Tutorial Approach

For courses in Visual Basic.NET Programming--Introductory. Combining the Deitel signature LIVE--CODE Approach with a new Application-Driven methodology, this text uses a step-by-step tutorial approach to teach students the basics of programming using VB.NET. It builds upon previously learned concepts, and introduces new programming features in each successive tutorial. This comprehensive introduction to Visual Basic.NET covers GUI design, controls, methods, functions, data types, control structures, procedures, arrays, object-oriented programming, strings and characters, sequential files, and more. It also includes higher-end topics such as database programming, multimedia and graphics, and Web application development.

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Simply Visual Basic .NET 2003 leverages .NET's true power—not just adapted Visual Basic 6 techniques. Its outstanding pedagogical approach comes from Deitel & Associates—the best-selling programming language authors and renowned instructors who have taught programming to over 1,000,000 people in 100+ countries.

APPLICATION-DRIVEN, Step-by-Step Tutorial Approach—The Deitels explore core Visual Basic .NET 2003 concepts in the context of interesting, real-world applications such as: Web-Based Bookstore " ATM " Automated Phone Directory " Billing " Car Payments " Check Writer " Craps Game " Flag Quiz " Fundraiser " Graphics Painter " Inventory " Investment Interest " Microwave Oven " Payroll " Sales Data " Screen Scraper " Security Panel " Shipping Hub " Ticket Ordering " Typing Application

Key Topics include Visual Studio® .NET 2003 IDE " Visual Programming " Framework Class Library (FCL) Controls (Buttons, TextBoxes, ListBoxes, Microsoft® Chart, Timers, ComboBoxes, RadioButtons, Menus, Dialogs) Event Handling " Exception Handling " Debugger " Algorithms " Pseudocode " UML™ " Control Structures Methods " Random-Number Generation " Arrays " Classes " Objects " Collections " Mouse & Keyboard " Strings " Sequential-Access Files " Database " Graphics " Multimedia " GUI Design " Web Application Development

Simply Visual Basic .NET 2003 Pedagogic Features
  • Step-by-step tutorials show how to build and execute complete applications, from start to finish
  • DEITEL® signature LIVE-CODE approach presents programming concepts using complete working applications
  • APPLICATION-DRIVEN design includes 32 tutorials and 100+ exercises on real-world applications
  • Full-color presentation, including syntax coloring, code highlighting, callouts and extensive comments
  • Skills summaries
  • UML activity diagrams
  • Debugging sections and exercises that teach the Visual Studio .NET 2003 Debugger
  • Tips for improving reliability, performance and usability of your applications
  • Self-review multiple-choice questions and answers for immediate feedback after each section
  • Ten additional multiple-choice questions at the end of every tutorial, plus "What does this code do?" and "What's wrong with this code?" exercises, and four programming exercises all focused on real-world applications, including a "Programming Challenge"
  • Special sections on GUI Design Guidelines and on Controls, Events, Properties & Methods are highlighted in each tutorial and as appendices for easy reference
  • Key Terms sections in every tutorial and a comprehensive glossary at the end of the book
  • Instructor's resources, including PowerPoint® slides, test-item file, Instructor Resource CD and support Web sites with up-to-date information on the book (www.deitel.com and www.prenhall.com/deitel)

About the Author:

Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, Chairman of Deitel & Associates, Inc., has 42 years experience in the computing field, including extensive industry and academic experience. Dr. Deitel earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Boston University. He worked on the pioneering virtual-memory operating-systems projects at IBM and MIT that developed techniques now widely implemented in systems such as UNIX, Linux and Windows XP He has 20 years of college teaching experience and served as the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Boston College before founding Deitel & Associates, Inc., with his son, Paul J. Deitel. He is the author or co-author of several dozen books and multimedia packages. With translations published in numerous foreign languages, Dr. Deitel's texts have earned international recognition. Dr. Deitel has delivered professional seminars to major corporations, government organizations and various branches of the military.

Paul J. Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, where he studied information technology. Through Deitel & Associates, Inc., he has delivered professional seminars to numerous industry and government clients and has lectured on C++ and Java for the Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. He and his father, Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, are the world's best-selling Computer Science textbook authors.

Cheryl H. Yaeger, Director of Microsoft Software Publications with Deitel & Associates, Inc., graduated from Boston University in three years with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Cheryl has co-authored various Deitel & Associates, Inc. publications, including C# How to Program, C#: A Programmer's Introduction, C# for Experienced Programmers and Visual Basic.NET for Experienced Programmers. Cheryl has also contributed to other Deitel & Associates publications including Perl How to Program, Wireless Internet and Mobile Business How to Program, Internet and World Wide Web How to Program, 2/e, Visual Basic.NET How to Program, 2/e and Simply Visual Basic.NET.

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