- Comes with free software—Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0, Working Model.
- The authors define and use a set of programming standards—Including object prefixes (Hungarian notation), variable scope prefixes, documentation, indentation, and requiring variable declarations to reinforce good programming habits.
- To further highlight the authors' emphasis on programming concepts instead of GUI elements, a limited number of program controls are used in the examples—Provides greater flexibility to instructors, more GUI elements are included in Appendix A, “Visual Basic User Interface Objects”. The instructor's resource manual provides additional examples that suggest how new controls can be integrated with each chapter.
- Outstanding pedagogical aids—Such as common examples that build on previous concepts, sidebars that succinctly state important programming rules and guidelines, plenty of end-of-chapter short answer and programming exercises, and several programming projects.
- Object-Event Diagrams—Introduced in Chapter 1 to help students understand the importance of events, and illustrated repeatedly in remaining chapters.
- Chapter 12 is devoted to fundamental object-oriented programming concepts and techniques—How to write classes and methods in Visual Basic.
- The text reinforces the benefits of reusable code—By having students create and then reuse common code models in subsequent chapters.
- Two chapters on database programming—(Chapters 10 and 11) offer students the skills needed to develop more robust database applications.
- Copyright 1999
- Pages: 893
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-13-016533-6
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-016533-6
This comprehensive book equips readers with the skills necessary to develop computer applications in any language by helping them develop a framework for creating programs. The program development cycle and fundamental programming concepts are emphasized. KEY TOPICS: Comes with free software: Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0, Working Model. To highlight emphasis on programming concepts instead of GUI elements, a limited number of program controls are used in the examples. MARKET: For anyone interested in learning to program in Visual Basic.
Table of Contents
1. Introductory Programming Concepts and the Visual Basic Environment.
2. Data Types, Variables, and Assignment Statements.
3. Arithmetic Operators and Scope.
4. Simplifying Programming through Modularity.
5. Decisions and Data Validation.
6. The Case Structure and Error Handling.
7. Repetitive Structures.
8. Arrays, Searching, and Sorting.
9. Sequential Files.
10. Introductory Database Programming.
11. Database programming with Data Objects and SQL.
12. Object-Oriented Programming.
Appendix A. Visual Basic User Interface Objects.
Appendix B. Program Design and Translation to VB Code.
Appendix C. Useful Functions, Procedures, and Statements.