Schneider's "tried and true" text - consistently praised by both students and instructors - is designed for students with no prior computer programming experience. Now updated for Visual Basic 2012, Schneider focuses on teaching problem-solving skills and sustainable programming skills. A broad range of real-world examples, section-ending exercises, case studies, and programming projects gives students more hands-on experience than any other Visual Basic book on the market.
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Preface Using this Book for a Short or Condensed Course Chapter 1 An Introduction to Computers and Problem Solving 1.1 An Introduction to Computing and Visual Basic 1.2 Program Development Cycle 1.3 Programming Tools Chapter 2 Visual Basic Controls and Events 2.1 An Introduction to Visual Basic 2012 2.2 Visual Basic Controls 2.3 Visual Basic Events Summary Chapter 3 Variables, Input, and Output 3.1 Numbers 3.2 Strings 3.3 Input and Output Summary Programming Projects Chapter 4 Decisions 4.1 Relational and Logical Operators 4.2 If Blocks 4.3 Select Case Blocks 4.4 Input via User Selection Summary Programming Projects Chapter 5 General Procedures 5.1 Function Procedures 5.2 Sub Procedures, Part I 5.3 Sub Procedures, Part II 5.4 Modular Design 5.5 A Case Study: Weekly Payroll Summary Programming Projects Chapter 6 Repetition 6.1 Do Loops 6.2 For...Next Loops 6.3 List Boxes and Loops Summary Programming Projects Chapter 7 Arrays 7.1 Creating and Accessing Arrays 7.2 Using LINQ with Arrays 7.3 Arrays of Structures 7.4 Two-Dimensional Arrays 7.5 A Case Study: Analyze a Loan Summary Programming Projects Chapter 8 Text Files 8.1 Managing Text Files 8.2 StreamReaders, StreamWriters, Structured Exception Handling 8.3 XML 8.4 A Case Study: Recording Checks and Deposits Summary Programming Projects Chapter 9 Additional Controls and Objects 9.1 List Boxes and Combo Boxes 9.2 Eight Additional Controls and Objects 9.3 Multiple-Form Programs 9.4 Graphics Summary Programming Projects Chapter 10 Databases 10.1 An Introduction to Databases 10.2 Editing and Designing Databases Summary Programming Projects Chapter 11 Object-Oriented Programming 11.1 Classes and Objects 11.2 Working with Objects 11.3 Inheritance Summary Programming Projects Appendices Appendix A ANSI Values Appendix B How To Appendix C Folders and Files Appendix D Visual Basic Debugging Tools Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Exercises Index