Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer

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Unique book-and-DVD package for novice Visual Basicprogrammers

Start from scratch, and even if you don?t know a thing aboutVisual Basic, you soon will with this thorough introduction toVisual Basic programming. Using easy-to-follow lessons andstep-by-step instruction, this practical book teaches you conceptsand hands-on techniques, then reinforces your learning with videoscreencasts and supplemental materials. Follow the exercises, thenaccess the Try It section on the DVD, and watch as well-known VBauthority and author Rod Stephens works through programmingproblems.

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

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

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

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Note: To use this book, you can download the Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop, which you can download for free at:

  • microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/products/visual-studio-express-for-windows-desktop
That version of Visual Studio includes most of the tools you will need to use Visual Basic until you're working on larger projects and you need team and project analysis tools.

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Learn to program with Visual Basic from an expert

As a well-known authority on Microsoft programming, Rod Stephenshas developed a clear and compelling approach to teachingprogramming languages. With this book-and-video package, he applieshis skills by showing you how to use Visual Basic to build robustsoftware applications. Assuming little or no programmingexperience, the self-paced lessons with step-by-step instructionsteach you the concepts and techniques of programming with VisualBasic. The tutorials on the DVD reinforce learning, helping you toquickly master the skills required for effective Visual Basicprogramming.

Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer:

  • Shows you how to read and write files and interact withdatabases

  • Explains how to write, debug, and run desktop applications thatinteract with the user and the computer

  • Looks at ways to perform calculations, manipulate files andstrings, and produce printouts

  • Details how to use the Entity Framework to manipulatedatabases

  • Describes Visual Basic's most useful controls and explains howto add them to forms, set their properties, and interact with themin code

  • Shows you how to use LINQ to Objects to perform complex queriesof data without a lot of complicated code

Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languagesand technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers forprogrammers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that willguide you through all the techniques involved.

On the DVD

Don't just learn—do!

The lessons within the book are each accompanied by aninstructional demonstration on the DVD—hours of videotutorials!

You'll learn to:

  • Get started with the Visual Studio integrated developmentenvironment

  • 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

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