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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you will be up and running with Visual Basic 2008. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds upon a real-world foundation forged in both technology and business matters, allowing you to learn the essentials of Visual Basic 2008 from the ground up. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common questions, issues, and tasks. The Q&A section, quizzes, and exercises help you build and test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting pieces of information. Did You Know? tips offer advice or teach an easier way to do something. Watch Out! cautions advise you about potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster.
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DVD Includes: Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition
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PART I: The Visual Basic 2008 Environment
HOUR 1 Jumping in with Both Feet: A Visual Basic 2008 Programming Tour 7
HOUR 2 Navigating Visual Basic 2008 33
HOUR 3 Understanding Objects and Collections 63
HOUR 4 Understanding Events 85
PART II: Building a User Interface
HOUR 5 Building Forms: The Basics 105
HOUR 6 Building Forms: Advanced Techniques 127
HOUR 7 Working with Traditional Controls 155
HOUR 8 Using Advanced Controls 183
HOUR 9 Adding Menus and Toolbars to Forms 203
PART III: Making Things Happen: Programming
HOUR 10 Creating and Calling Code Procedures 229
HOUR 11 Using Constants, Data Types, Variables, and Arrays 249
HOUR 12 Performing Arithmetic, String Manipulation, and Date/Time Adjustments 281
HOUR 13 Making Decisions in Visual Basic Code 305
HOUR 14 Looping for Efficiency 323
HOUR 15 Debugging Your Code 337
HOUR 16 Designing Objects Using Classes 361
HOUR 17 Interacting with Users 381
PART IV: Working with Data
HOUR 18 Working with Graphics 405
HOUR 19 Performing File Operations 425
HOUR 20 Working with Text Files and the Registry 443
HOUR 21 Working with a Database 467
HOUR 22 Controlling Other Applications Using Automation 485
PART V: Deploying Solutions and Beyond
HOUR 23 Deploying Applications 499
HOUR 24 The 10,000-Foot View 509