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  • 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)
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Sams Teach Yourself  Visual Basic® 2010 in 24 Hours

James Foxall

 

STARTER KIT

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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I have just puchased this book and completed the chapter that covers the first hour . I also browsed through the whole book.

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.
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I have used various products for programming over many years - but am not a computer programmer. It is some time since I looked at programming in 'Windows' and have memories of VB6 and VBA.

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.
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By Richie on 19 April 2012
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It's a decent book for getting started, i did study VB many years ago but a bits changed since then so i broguht this book just to jump back in to the new version.

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.
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This book is a great resource for newbie programmers of which I am one. The book is split down into hours hence the 24 hours and comes complete with a DVD with the visual basic programme on it for you to use.

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.
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A very fine book, written by an author with indepth subject knowledge. No errors have been detected. Perhaps just one comment, it would have been very helpful if the companion code had been included on the enclosed DVD.
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It got me started but not enough detail. If you are a total beginner then this is not the best one to buy
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First of all, this author, along with quite a few others does a C# version of the book too, and to be honest they are virtually identical with the predictable removal of "C# is the language of choice for .NET" - that said, the C# version even has some un-edited VB in it where the copy and paste went wrong. The vast majority of the text of the book would have been at home within a QuickBasic tutorial (for those of us who can remember, that is 1989). There is virtually no difference in editions either from the 2008, 2010, 2012 etc which is also a pattern with these SAMS books. The author patently fails in his assertion you are going to build on a single example and i cannot see where he took previous comments on board to improve the previous editions!

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.
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