Visual Basic

VISUAL BASIC 2005 LEVEL 1
(Course ID: COMP VBC2)
Visual Basic is the most widely used programming language for creating Windows applications. Why? It's very easy to learn because it uses keywords that closely resemble the English language, while other programming languages require memorization of commands that bear no resemblance to English.

Another reason for Visual Basic's popularity is its development environment, Visual Basic 2005, which enables you to rapidly build Windows applications. Creating a Windows application ordinarily requires you to write lengthy and complex code. But Visual Basic 2005 relieves you of this task. Instead, it enables you to create the application and its components literally with the click of a button or menu item. It even writes all of the necessary code to get the application started for you. You can view and even fine-tune the code, but it spares you a lot of the grunt work.

While Visual Basic 2005 helps you write a Windows application, you still need to write code and be able to plan your application. This course will show you how. You'll learn the building blocks of programming, including using variables, control structures, and loops. You'll find out how to use the large function library built into Visual Basic 2005, including the .NET Framework, as well as how to write and use your own functions. You'll learn how to use the large and varied library of controls Windows offers. And you'll learn how to access files and handle errors. Since Windows applications are event-driven and everything in Visual Basic 2005 is treated as a programmable object, you'll also learn about event-driven and object-oriented programming, concepts important not just in Visual Basic, but also in other programming languages you may want to learn in the future.

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL BASIC 2008
(Course ID: COMP VBC1)
Visual Basic is the most widely used programming language for creating Windows applications. It's very easy to learn because, unlike other programming languages, Visual Basic uses keywords that closely resemble English.

Creating a Windows application ordinarily requires you to write lengthy and complex code. But Visual Basic 2008 relieves you of this task. It enables you to create an application and its components literally with the click of a button or menu item. It even writes all of the necessary code to get the application started for you. You can view and fine-tune the code, but it spares you a lot of the grunt work.

While the Visual Basic programming language helps you write a Windows application, you still need to write code and be able to plan your application. This course will show you how. You'll learn the building blocks of programming, including using variables, control structures, and loops. You'll find out how to use the large function library built into Visual Basic 2008, including the .NET Framework, as well as how to write and use your own functions. You'll learn how to use the large and varied library of controls Windows offers. And you'll learn how to access files and handle errors. Since Windows applications are event-driven and everything in Visual Basic 2008 is treated as a programmable object, you'll also find out about event-driven and object-oriented programming, concepts important not just in Visual Basic, but also in other programming languages you may want to learn in the future.

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

VISUAL BASIC 2008 LEVEL 2
(Course ID: COMP VBC3)
Why is Visual Basic the most widely used programming language for creating Windows applications? Because it's easier to learn and faster to use than most other programming languages.

If you're a VB programmer who wants to go beyond the introductory level to create the sophisticated and powerful programs business users need, this course is for you. As we focus on database applications, you'll learn the in-demand programming skills you need to get new work in the business world.

We'll begin by discussing how to enrich the graphical user interface with custom menus and toolbars. Next, we'll explore multiple form applications, starting with built-in dialog controls, and then turning to helper forms and Multiple Document Interface applications.

After that, we'll deepen your understanding of databases. You'll find out how to access and modify data with data-bound controls, ADO .NET, and Structured Query Language (SQL). And we'll finish up with a survey of other areas you might be interested in studying, including information on additional SQL functionality, Web applications, and XML.

To check the availability and location of this class, go to flexible registration and follow the registration steps in the right column of this page.

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