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BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS  <Table of Contents> is a semester long self-paced “beginning” programming tutorial consisting of 10 Chapters  explaining (in simple, easy-to-follow terms) how to build a Visual Basic Express Windows application. Students learn about project design, the Visual Basic Express toolbox, and many elements of the BASIC language.  Numerous examples are used to demonstrate every step in the building process.  The tutorial also includes several detailed computer projects for students to build and try.

These projects include a number guessing game, card game, allowance calculator, drawing program, state capitals game, and a couple of video games like Pong.  With 2010, we now include several college prep bonus projects including a  loan calculator,   portfolio manager,  and checkbook balancer,  <Project Screen Shots>.    For after-school fun we also added several classic David Ahl  Basic Computer Games updated to Visual Basic: Mugwump, Even-Wins, Acey-Ducey and Lunar Lander.

BEGINNING VISUAL BASIC EXPRESS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS is presented using a combination of over 400 pagesof course notes and actual Visual Basic Express examples.   No prior programming experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using Microsoft Windows is expected.

The course requires Windows  XP, Vista or Windows 7, ability to view and print documents saved in Microsoft Word format, and Visual Basic 2010 Express (the course can also be completed using Visual Basic 2010).   Click here to view previous versions (e.g. 2008/2005, .Net, v5/6) of this tutorial.

We have also partnered with the Microsoft® DreamSpark® program to support and advance students learning and skills development, by providing high school students the latest developer and design software from Microsoft, at no additional cost.  Click here for more information on this annual DreamSpark subscription program.


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We sell this unique E-Book Tutorial in an Annual Unlimited User 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. We also sell special large scale multi-teacher site license agreements for School Districts and Online Schools. Please contact us directly if you are interested in a large scale license agreement via the Contact Us tab above. These special large scale licenses are not sold via this webpage

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