to Program with Visual Basic.Net
Patrick McKeown, University of Georgia
ISBN: 0-471-22971-7 439 Pages, Paper, 2004
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I prefer a text that:
a. lets me use examples in my course
b. has short sets of step-by-step instructions
c. offers an example that continues throughout the text
d. is packed with good end-of-chapter exercises
e. all of the above
to Program with Visual Basic.Net
is a true introductory programming book that achieves a masterful
balance between demonstrating the power and excitement of Visual
Basic and teaching traditional programming logic.
Many other books teach the syntax of VB or highlight the "gee
whiz" features of the VB interface. McKeown's text addresses
the need for a text that offers an adequate
balance between the demonstration of the Visual Basic interface
and teaching programming logic that
the student must know regardless of the language.
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to This Edition:
New coverage has been added as appropriate to take advantage
of the .net platform.
New 2-color design.
You have the option of having the text packaged with a full
version of VB.net.
Teaches introductory programming concepts
rather than only the "glitz" of VB.
Teaches programming logic without exposing the student to an
excessive amount of VB controls. Students
can transfer what they learn to other programming languages.
running case is developed throughout the text, which helps
students to apply what they are learning. The running
case helps students understand how an actual information
system is created for a situation with which they are familiar
(a video store).
Your Turn" (IYT) exercises
help students complete the same example as is discussed in
the text. The IYT exercises force the student to keep up and
when they complete them for a chapter, they have a working
VB project. If the student completes these IYT's throughout
the entire book, at the end, they will have a fairly sophisticated
information system completed. The IYT's are linked to the
code tables (which show all of the code for every program)
and to the screen capture figures to help the student do the
All code is shown in code tables
so students can create the same examples as discussed in the
text by reproducing the code shown in code tables.
- Web site: www.wiley.com/college/mckeown
Manual (Includes complete solutions for "It's Your Turn"
and end-of-chapter exercises (password protected), teaching
suggestions, additional cases, PowerPoint presentations, an
errata list, adopters' syllabi, and links to discussion list,
list serve, McKeown's email, Microsoft site, and other relevant
TestBank (Includes over 500 test items consisting of multiple
choice, fill-in, matching, short answer, debugging, programming,
and supplemental exercises). Also includes any code not in student's
section, "It's Your Turn," 2 additional case studies
with segments for each chapter and password protected solutions
for instructor's use, links to McKeown's personal Web site,
and sample chapters.
An Introduction to Programming and Visual Basic
2. Using Visual Basic to Create a First Project
3. Variables, Assignment Statements,, and Arithmetic
4. The Selection Process in Visual Basic
5. The Repetition Process in Visual Basic
6. Working with Arrays in Visual Basic
7. Using Functions, Stubs, and Modules
8. Security, Menus, and Files
9. Using Visual Basic to Work with Databases
10. Advanced Databases
11. Using Visual Basic to Create Graphics
12. Programmer Defined Types, Random Access and Object Classes
13. VB Script