2010 Edition


LEARN VISUAL BASIC (Table of Contents)  is an eleven week course covering object-oriented programming, the Visual Basic integrated development environment, building and distributing Windows applications (using the Windows Installer), exception handling, sequential file access, graphics, multimedia, advanced topics such as web access, printing, and HTML help system authoring. The course also introduces database applications (using ADO .NET) and migrating applications to the web (using ASP .NET).  Previous versions of this curriculum was used in a major university’s introductory Visual Basic course for over 15 years.

The focus of LEARN VISUAL BASIC is to use the objects and capabilities of Visual Basic to build a wide variety of useful desktop applications.  Users will also develop their own objects.  Some of the applications built include:  Stopwatch, Calendar Display, Loan Repayment Calculator, Flash Card Math Game, Database Input Screen, Statistics Calculator, Tic-Tac-Toe Game, Capital City Quiz, Information Tracker (with plotting), Line, Bar and Pie charts, a version of the first video game ever – Pong,  and a Telephone Directory.  (Project Screen Shots)

LEARN VISUAL BASIC is presented using a combination of over 1000 pages of course notes and over 100 Visual Basic practical examples and applications. To grasp the concepts presented in LEARN VISUAL BASIC, you should possess a working knowledge of Windows and have had some exposure to programming concepts.

We sell this unique E-Book Tutorial in an Unlimited User Site License Teacher Edition.  Our Teacher Edition allows you to distribute the tutorial and source code to any of the students who attend your computer science class.  You can customize and personalize the tutorial and the associated source code to fit your unique teaching style whether the class is self study or instructor led.  Since this Tutorial is distributed in an editable Microsoft Word format  you can add your own teaching text and/or notes around our teaching text.  You can add your own diagrams and/or personalize the E-Book tutorial to fit your specific teaching needs.  Unlike other Tutorials that are paper or PDF based, you can modify our teaching narrative and source code inside the tutorial and reprint as needed.  This unique flexibility sets us apart from all other tutorials on the market.

The course requires Windows 2000, XP or Vista, ability to view and print documents saved in Microsoft Word format, and Visual Basic 2005/2008/2010 (Not VB Express!).  We have partnered with the Microsoft® DreamSpark® program to support and advance students learning and skills development, by providing college students the latest developer and design software from Microsoft, at no additional cost.  Click here for more information on this annual DreamSpark subscription program.   Click here to view previous .NET and v.5/6 versions of this Tutorial.


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