This book is a straightforward guide to the Visual Basic programming language and programming techniques. It covers all of the practical programming skills that may be required up to GCSE level and for those at AS Level with limited exposure to VB. It is suitable for both experienced programmers, students or individuals with very little or no programming experience in other languages.
It teaches basic syntax and programming techniques and introduces a number of useful features such as:
Developing graphical user interfaces (GUIs) with the visual designer in visual studio.
SQLite, which enables the creation and processing of a database from within a Visual Basic .NET program. This provides an alternative to writing to a text file when data needs to be stored and retrieved.
The Visual Studio debugger, which can be used to help find elusive logic errors.
Questions and exercises are included in every chapter. Answers to these as well as over 120 VB programs for all the examples and exercises given in the book are provided to students and teachers in a free pack available to download on our website.
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Chapter 1: Input, output and assignment
Chapter 2: Strings and numbers
Chapter 3: Selection
Chapter 4: Iteration
Chapter 5: Arrays and tuples
Chapter 6: Validating user input
Chapter 7: Searching and sorting
Chapter 8: Procedures and functions
Chapter 9: Reading and writing files
Chapter 10: Databases and SQL
Chapter 11: Using SQLite
Chapter 12: Introduction to the GUI
Chapter 13: Developing a Windows application
Chapter 14: Program design
Chapter 15: Testing and debugging
The answers pack is available as a free download.
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