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Wiley Pathways Introduction to Programming using Visual Basic, 1st Edition

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Where do you want to go? You might already be working in the information technology field and may be looking to expand your skills. You might be setting out on a new career path. Or, you might want to learn more about exciting opportunities in computer programming.

Wherever you want to go, Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text not only helps you learn the fundamental concepts of programming with Visual Basic, it also helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed in the classroom and in the real world. The book's brief, modular format and variety of built-in learning resources enable you to learn at your own pace and focus your studies.

With this book, you will be able to:
* Understand the fundamentals of programming using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft Visual Basic 2005, from the ground up
* Break down what a program should do into steps and write code that describes those steps to the compiler
* Use variables, constants, and operators to store and perform operations on data within a program
* Save time with reusable code
* Use arrays and collections to manage lists of data
* Design an effective, easy-to-use user interface
* Apply object-oriented programming to build your own classes and use them in your projects
* Access relational data in an application
* Read data from and write data to files using Visual Basic
* Debug and handle exceptions in an application
* Deploy an application
* Build a Web application with Visual Basic, ASP.Net, and HTML.

Wiley Pathways helps you achieve your goals

Not every student is on the same path, but every student wants to succeed. The Information Technology series in the new Wiley Pathways imprint helps you achieve your goals. The books in this series--Introduction to Databases, Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic, Introduction to Operating Systems, Networking Basics, Windows Network Administration, Network Security Fundamentals, and PC Hardware Essentials--offer a coordinated information technology curriculum. Learn more at www.wiley.com/go/pathways
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1. An Introduction to Programming and Visual Basic

2. Using Variables, Constants, and Operators

3. Managing Program Flow

4. Saving Time with Reusable Code

5. Using Arrays and Collections

6. Handling User Input and Formatting Output

7. Building Menus and Toolbars

8. Creating Your Own Classes

9. Accessing Data

10. Programming Input and Output

11. Deploying Your Application

12. Building a Web Application
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  • Project manual: Separate manual with 5 exercises per chapter helps students apply textbook concepts and skills in practical way
  • Pre-test: Pre-reading assessment tool in multiple-choice format. Introduces chapter material and helps students get an idea of what they know and where they need to focus their efforts
  • What You ll Learn in this Chapter and After Studying this Chapter: Presents the subject matter that the student will learn and emphasizes capabilities and skills students will build.
  • Goals and Outcomes. These lists identify specific student capabilities that will result from reading the chapter. They help the student set expectations and show them what to reach for.
  • Figures and tables. Line art and photos are carefully chosen to be instructional. Tables distill and present information clearly so students can focus on the essential ideas.
  • Introduction. This section orients the student by introducing the chapter and explaining its importance. Short summaries of chapter sections preview the topics to follow.
  • Chapters. Each chapter is broken down into an average of four or five concise sections. A short assessment is provided at the end of each section.
  • For Example Boxes: Found within each segment, a real world example is anchored to each section that illustrates and applies the preceding content.
  • Self-Check: Short answer questions at the end of the chapter let students know if they ve mastered the content. Each question set includes a link to a section of the pre-test for further review.
  • Summary: Each chapter concludes with a summary paragraph that captures and reviews the major concepts in the chapter and links back to the What you ll learn list.
  • Key Terms and Glossary: A convenient list of all terms that appear in boldfaced throughout the chapter are listed at the end of the chapter and in the glossary.
  • Summary Questions help students summarize the chapter s main points by asking a series of multiple choice and true/false questions that emphasize how well they understand the concepts and content.
  • Review Questions in short answer format review the major points in each chapter. It encourages critical thinking skills while reinforcing and confirming that the concepts and content are understood.
  • Applying this Chapter Questions drive home key ideas by asking students to combine and apply chapter concepts to new, real-life situations and scenarios.
  • You Try It! Questions encourage students to draw conclusions using chapter material applied to real-world situations, which promotes both mastery of the content and independent learning
  • Post-test should be taken after students have completed the chapter. It includes all of the questions in the pre-test, so that students can see how their learning has progressed and improved.
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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
Instructor's Resource Manual
The Instructor's Resource Manual contains learning objectives, chapter summaries, key term lists, lecture notes, suggested class activities, recommended additional resources, and solutions to in-text problems. The instructor's resource manual is available online at the book companion site.
PowerPoints
There are PowerPoint presentations for each chapter of the text. The PowerPoint slides are available online at the book companion site.
Test banks
Test banks (computerized and printed): There are tests for each chapter within the text, as well as a midterm, a non-cumulative final exam, and a cumulative final exam. The questions consist of multiple choice, true/false, and essay type questions which vary in level and range from basic problem-solving questions to creative-thinking problems. The test banks are available online at the book companion site.
Image gallery
The Image gallery allows you to print or download any of the images from the text to use in your class. The image galley is available online at the book companion site.
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Students Resources
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Chapter pre-tests
Chapter pre-tests are pre-reading assessment tools in multiple-choice and true/false format. They introduce chapter material and help students get an idea of what they know and where they need to focus their efforts. The pre-tests are available online at the book companion site.
Chapter post tests
Chapter post tests should be taken after students have completed each chapter. They include all of the questions in the pre-tests, so that students can see how their learning has progressed and improved. The post tests are available online at the companion site.
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Wiley Pathways Introduction to Programming using Visual Basic, 1st Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-47239-2
October 2008, ©2009
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Wiley Pathways Introduction to Programming using Visual Basic, 1st Edition
ISBN : 978-0-470-10188-9
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Wiley Pathways Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic with Project Manual Set
ISBN : 978-0-470-17804-1
March 2007, ©2008
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