This book will show the reader the basics of Visual Basic through friendly, task oriented examples and a hands on approach. This book and series is specifically designed for the new Visual Basic user and the tasks that they will want to accomplish. The text is written in a straight-forward conversational tone with detailed instructions outlining important tasks you need to get the most from Visual Basic. Topics include: Events, variables, arrays, forms, classes and modules; Visual Basic design environment; Message Box Object and Input Box Object; BAS Modules; File Input and Output; Graphics and Multimedia; Controls and Properties; Levels, Buttons, and Text Boxes; Looping; List Boxes and Data Lists; Menus; Toolbars; and Distributing Your Application.
Clayton Walnum started programming computers in 1982, when he traded an IBM Selectric typewriter to buy an Atari 400 computer (16K of RAM!). Clay has since acquired a degree in computer science, and written over 30 books (translated into many languages) covering everything from computer gaming to 3D graphics programming. He's also written hundreds of magazine articles and software reviews, as well as countless programs.
I've read (or tried to read) other VB books, but none seemed to help things click into place. This book used humor, which helped illustrate the various points, and and helped me... Read morePublished on 16 Feb. 2001
I hadn't done any programming for 4 years, and only then with Pascal. When I picked up this book it looked a bit heavy, but I was wrong. Read morePublished on 29 Oct. 2000
Although limited in scope, this book is perfect fro those trying programing for the first time. The jokey approach is encouraging (but maybe could have been eased off in later... Read morePublished on 28 Oct. 2000
this book is very easy reading and is perfect for the absolute newbie. i wouldnt recomend this book to anyone who knows much about vb. i finnished it in a day.Published on 14 Sept. 2000
This book is for THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER with no knowledge whatsoever of any programming language.
You learn how to play around a bit, you make some halfway fancy pop-ups and... Read more