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VisualBasic .NET For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-0867-7
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432 pages
November 2001
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Introduction 1

Part I: Creating a Visual Basic .NET Program 7

Chapter 1: How Visual Basic .NET Works 9

Chapter 2: Using the Visual Basic .NET User Interface 15

Chapter 3: Designing Your First User Interface 25

Chapter 4: Writing BASIC Code 35

Part II: Creating User Interfaces 49

Chapter 5: User Interface Design 101 51

Chapter 6: Designing Forms 73

Chapter 7: Boxes and Buttons for Making Choices 87

Chapter 8: Text Boxes and Labels for Typing and Showing Words 95

Chapter 9: Showing Choices with List and Combo Boxes 105

Chapter 10: Fine-Tuning the Appearance of Your User Interface 115

Part III: Making Menus 121

Chapter 11: Creating and Editing Pull-Down Menus 123

Chapter 12: Submenus, Growing Menus, and Pop-Up Menus 137

Chapter 13: Showing Dialog Boxes 147

Part IV: The Basics of Writing Code 165

Chapter 14: Writing Event-Handling Procedures 167

Chapter 15: Using Variables 181

Chapter 16: Getting Data from the User 195

Chapter 17: Math 101: Arithmetic, Logical, and Comparison Operators 203

Chapter 18: Strings and Things 219

Chapter 19: Defining Constants and Using Comments 233

Chapter 20: Storing Stuff in Data Structures 245

Chapter 21: Killing Bugs 257

Part V: Making Decisions and Getting Loopy 269

Chapter 22: Making Decisions with If-Then Statements 271

Chapter 23: The Select Case Statement 281

Chapter 24: Repeating Yourself with Loops 287

Chapter 25: For-Next Loops That Can Count 295

Chapter 26: Nested Loops and Quick Exits 301

Part VI: Writing Subprograms (So You Don’t Go Crazy All at Once) 305

Chapter 27: General Procedures (Subprograms That Everyone Can Share) 307

Chapter 28: Passing Arguments 317

Chapter 29: Function, a Unique Type of Subprogram 325

Part VII: Understanding Object-Oriented Programming 335

Chapter 30: What the Heck Is Object-Oriented Programming? 337

Chapter 31: Getting Some Class with Object-Oriented Programming 345

Chapter 32: Using Inheritance and Overloading 355

Part VIII: The Part of Tens 365

Chapter 33: Ten Visual Basic .NET Topics That Didn’t Fit Anywhere Else 367

Chapter 34: (Almost) Ten Tips for Using the Visual Basic .NET User Interface 375

Index 379

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