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


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  • Step-by-step tutorial approach.
    • Teaches students Visual Basic®.NET from the ground up—using Visual Studio.NET 2003. This updated edition features updated screen captures and line numbers so that it is compatible with VS.NET 2003.

  • Application-Driven™ methodology.
    • Exciting and motivational real-world applications have been selected so that students, in working through their creation and implementation, learn the fundamentals of programming.

  • Deitel™ signature LIVE–CODE™ Approach.
    • Students learn programming by working through and “doing” many examples. This process reinforces and solidifies important programming concepts and fundamentals.

  • Use of code highlighting.
    • Emphasizes key portions of the source-code listings in the text with a background highlight to illustrate key-concepts.

  • Student-friendly presentation—Features excellent selection of motivational and dynamic tutorials, explanations, graphics, and color throughout.
    • Helps students grasp key content in every step of the learning process, and provides them with line numbers for easy reference in every sample program.

  • Debugging sections and exercises.
    • Teaches students the Visual Studio .NET 2003 debugger.

  • Seven icon-based tip categories—Includes Good Programming Practices; Software Design Tips; Common Programming Errors; GUI Design Tips; and Error-Prevention Tips.
    • Offers students practical advice and suggestions to enhance and accelerate their learning.

  • UML activity diagrams.
    • Replaces flowcharts which are less effective pedagogically and outdated by industry standards.

  • Self-review multiple-choice questions and answers.
    • Provides students with immediate feedback after each section.

  • Glossary (“Key Terms”) at the end of each tutorial.
    • Allows students to quickly look up important terms and definitions.

  • Numerous end of tutorial exercises and projects, including one “programming challenge.”
    • Allows students to assess and test their mastery of the content. The “Programming Challenge”, which is optional, can be assigned to those students seeking an additional challenge.


  • Copyright 2004
  • Dimensions: Special (all other)
  • Pages: 960
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-142640-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-142640-5

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)

Sample Content

Table of Contents

 1. Graphing Application.

 2.Welcome Application—Introducing the Visual Studio® NET IDE.

 3. Welcome Application—Introduction to Visual Programming.

 4. Designing the Inventory Application.

 5. Completing the Inventory Application.

 6. Enhancing the Inventory Application.

 7. Wage Calculator Application.

 8. Dental Payment Application.

 9. Car Payment Calculator Application.

10. Class Average Application.

11. Interest Calculator Application.

12. Security Panel Application.

13. Enhancing the Wage Calculator Application.

14. Shipping Time Application.

15. Fund Raiser Application.

16. Craps Game Application.

17. Flag Quiz Application.

18. Sales Data Application.

19. Microwave Oven Application.

20. Shipping Hub Application.

21. “Cat and Mouse” Painter Application.

22. Typing Application.

23. Screen Scraping Application.

24. Ticket Information Application.

25. ATM Application.

26. CheckWriter Application.

27. Phone Book Application.

28. Bookstore Application: Web Applications.

29. Bookstore Application: Client Tier.

30. Bookstore Application: Information Tier.

31. Bookstore Application: Middle Tier.

Appendix A. Operator Precedence Chart.

Appendix B. ASCII Character Set.

Appendix C. GUI Design Guidelines.

Appendix D. Visual Studio .NET Windows Form Designer Tools.

Appendix E. Controls, Events, Properties & Methods.

Appendix F. Keyword Chart.

Appendix G. Internet Information Services IIS Setup Instructions.




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