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I have some knowledge of programming because I know python, but I want a faster language that has a strong foothold with GUI's. Any books you could recommend??
LEARN VISUAL BASIC is a comprehensive step-by-step programming tutorial covering object-oriented programming, the Visual Basic integrated development environment, building and distributing Windows applications using the Windows Installer, exception handling, sequential file access, graphics, multimedia, advanced topics such as web access, printing, and HTML help system authoring. The tutorial also introduces database applications (using ADO .NET) and web applications (using ASP.NET). This curriculum has been used in college and universities for over two decades. It is also used as a college prep advanced placement course for high school students.
The focus of LEARN VISUAL BASIC is to use the objects and capabilities of Visual Basic to build a wide variety of useful desktop applications. Students will also develop their own objects. Some of the applications built include: Stopwatch, Calendar Display, Loan Repayment Calculator, Flash Card Math Game, Database Input Screen, Statistics Calculator, Tic-Tac-Toe Game, Capital City Quiz, Information Tracker (with plotting), Blackjack, Line, Bar and Pie charts, a version of the first video game ever – Pong, and a Telephone Directory.
LEARN VISUAL BASIC is presented using a combination of over 850 pages of self-study notes and over 100 Visual Basic practical examples and applications. To grasp the concepts presented in LEARN VISUAL BASIC, you should possess a working knowledge of Windows and have had some exposure to programming concepts. Our Beginning Visual Basic course would provide you with this exposure.
LEARN VISUAL BASIC requires a Microsoft Windows operating system. This tutorial also requires the free Community Edition or Professional Edition of Microsoft Visual Studio. The Visual Basic source code solutions and all needed multimedia files are included in the compressed download file available from the Publisher's website (KidwareSoftware.com) after book registration.
Over the past decade I have been required to complete small amounts of code writing in VB6 and Python to augment my engineering work. In my opinion VB6 and Python coding can be successfully completed with little or no understanding of Object Oriented Programming (OOP). However this is much less true of VB.NET which I consider to be one of its great attributes as it forces you to fully embrace OOP and in doing so elevates your code to a new level of clarity and efficiency.
I would like to thoroughly recommend this little book due to its well chosen words and examples that helped me to become more proficient at OOP in VB.NET.
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build complete, reliable, and modern Windows applications with Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2015. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong foundation for success with every aspect of VB 2015 development.
Notes present interesting pieces of information.
Tips offer advice or teach an easier way to do something.
Cautions advise you about potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster.
Learn How To
Download all examples and source code presented in this book from informit.com/title/9780672337451 as they become available.
Who Should Read This Book
Those who have little or no programming experience or who might be picking up Visual Basic as a second language.
Description: Changing the startup form's name in a VB WinForms app does not update the "Startup form" #4517
Explanation: In the latest Visual Basic update on GitHub, Microsoft accidentally introduced a significant bug that you should be aware of. In the Visual Basic project properties dialog on one of the tabs (Application), is a drop down box for selecting the "startup object". This can be either a Main method or a System.Windows.Forms instance (or System.Windows.Window for WPF). When you do a rename on a form (say from the code editor in source or from the solution explorer) currently set as the startup form the rename doesn't cascade to the startup object project property cause the project to enter an invalid state where the user must now manually reset this project property from the now nonexistent Form to the new name. This is a huge annoyance.
The fix for the bug (until Microsoft addresses) can be found here:
Overall, this is a good, general introduction to Visual Basic. It provides enough explanation of code with examples to get you started. Some of the more advanced programming features towards the end begin to show the capability of this programming language. If you are a complete beginner I would recommend working through the whole book at your own pace. If you already know some Visual Basic then this is a handy reference or to dip into, as needed.