- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Sams; 1 Pap/Dvdr edition (8 Aug. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0672331136
- ISBN-13: 978-0672331138
- Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 3.3 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 447,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2010 in 24 Hours: Complete Starter Kit (Sams Teach Yourself...in 24 Hours (Paperback)) Paperback – 8 Aug 2010
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From the Back Cover
Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic® 2010 in 24 Hours
DVD includes Visual Basic 2010 Express Edition
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build complete, reliable, and modern applications with Visual Basic 2010. Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master the entire process, from navigating VB 2010 to deploying finished solutions. You’ll learn how to write efficient object-oriented code; build superior user interfaces; work with graphics, text, and databases; and even control external applications. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong, practical foundation for success!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Visual Basic 2010 tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Learn how to…
- Navigate the VB 2010 environment and use VB’s powerful new tools
- Work with objects, collections, and events
- Build attractive, highly functional user interfaces
- Make the most of VB 2010’s advanced controls
- Create efficient modules and reusable procedures
- Store data, make decisions in code, and use loops to improve efficiency
- Use powerful object-oriented programming techniques
- Interact effectively with users
- Work with graphics, text files, and databases
- Debug and troubleshoot applications
- Manipulate external applications, file systems, and the Windows Registry
- Distribute the software you’ve created
James Foxall is President of Tigerpaw Software, Inc., a 25 year old commercial software company with more than 25,000 users. He is a leading authority on interface and behavior standards for Windows and Office environments and is an expert on improving business processes through technology. He contributes to several journals and magazines, speaks internationally, teaches college courses on Visual Basic, and has been featured widely in print and online media for his technology expertise.
DVD Includes: Microsoft® Visual Basic 2010 Express Edition
On the Web: Access code examples from the book, as well as updates, and corrections as they become available at informit.com/title/9780672331138
About the Author
James Foxall is VP of Tigerpaw Software, Inc., a Microsoft Certified Partner specializing in commercial database applications. He is responsible for management of all Windows application development, and is an authority on application interface and behavior standards of applications for the Microsoft Windows and Office environments. He contributes to several journals and magazines, speaks internationally, teaches college courses on Visual Basic, and has been featured in news shows, trade publications, and newspaper articles for his technology expertise. James has written numerous books, including the three previous editions of this book. He lives in the Omaha, Nebraska area.
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Top Customer Reviews
First I must say that whatever I have covered so far has been perfectly explained and I found no errors and everything works perfectly. As a teacher I must comment that the book has been written very well and there are enough illustrations. The excellent thing about this book is that it is written for Visual Basic Express which is freely available and a copy of it comes with the book too! So as it says it is a complete starter kit! It is quite enjoyable to work through the sections too. I think some familiarity with previous versions of Visual Basic will be helpful, although the book explains the important points.
On the negative side, I am very disappointed not to find any chapter in this book on how to make your program produce printed output (reports etc)! This is very surprising as most programs would not be useful without being able to produce any printed output/reports etc!
The second thing that needs improving is to expand the section on databases and to include an in-dept chapter on Web applications as this is so important these days.
Despite the above problems I recommend this book.
This book provided a good coverage of topics that should enable most people to have their first project up and running with. For my next project I wanted to create some fixed drawings from code (select outlines of boxes or cylinders type stuff) - there is quite sufficient coverage to allow me to do that. I also want to link to (simple) but true databases ( to look material properties and record results of calculations). Again sufficient information to allow me to do that is in this book.
What I really appreciate is the understanding of how .NET is organised. How to get at those things I have vague recollection about (particularly file IO). The 'new' error handling structure (try, catch & finally) has been helpful.
Much if the if..then..else; do..while etc I was familiar with, along with events.
So for me this book has been worth the money, and no doubt I will use it for reference until my fluency is regained.
My primary area for re-learning was saving data and this book covers ADO.net for saving in a database but you need to create the database in Access which was no good to me since i don't have Microsoft Office Professional £370. Or MS Access £90
I wanted to use the database features included in VB but they don't seem to work using the method the book shows (I might be doing something wrong there but)
I have other tutorials online which have helped me through my troubles.
This book is a great source though for getting into VB, the DVD comes with an official copy of Visual basic express and as mentioned by others it would be better if the project codes came on a CD however you can register to the website and type the code provided and you can download a zip file with everything in.
The style is well written and easy to follow and have the usual call outs hightlighting important parts and bringing potential pit falls to your attention. The authour has set the book out to build up and introduce new concepts in each chapter which he does in a way that gives examples and then allows you to use the new tecniques. There is also a summary and quiz at the end of each chapter.
I have completed the first two chapters, or hours, and have thoroughly enjoyed it so far. I can't wait to get though the whole book! Recommended.
You do not really learn anything but the most basic of Visual Basic syntax which you are likely to get in the first couple of review chapters in a better reference - there is nothing here about the ".NET" part of VB at all really, the OO parts, except in passing. Even the chapter on objects never really gets going. If you really want a VB book from SAMS for beginners that does a good job, then get the original 'Teach Yourself Visual Basic.NET in 21 days' (Duncan Mackenzie amd Kent Sharkey), you can pick it up for pennies now and the authors are recognised experts within the community, the follow-up books to this were not the same authors, i guess they did too good a job or did not get paid enough - it really does a good job of getting you programming ".NET" rather than procedural Basic/C# using the .NET editor. For something that deals with the real innovations within .NET for VB programmers then the Wrox Professional VB2005 with .NET 3 is a great choice which again can be got so cheap now.Read more ›
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Great does what it says on the tin. Great service arrived on timePublished 18 months ago by Mr David Long
Nicely laid out, sensible size chapters on each topic. Good clear explanations and plenty of examples. A very good introduction to the subject.Published 24 months ago by ricard56
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