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Visual Basic 2012 How to Program Cover

ISBN: 0133406954
© 2014, pp. 680

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VB102—Introduction to Visual Basic for Non-Programmers: Part 2Minimize


This 5-day, lecture-and-lab course presents object-oriented programming with Visual Basic. Key topics include the Visual Studio Express IDE (or Visual Studio 2012), classes, objects, encapsulation, interfaces, inheritance, polymorphism, abstract classes, creating class libraries, Language Integrated Query (LINQ), an introduction to generic collections, event-driven programming, graphical user interfaces (GUIs) with Windows Forms and exception handling. Students create Visual Basic applications, understand Visual Basic object-oriented programming, learn to use various .NET Framework Class Library classes and participate in extensive laboratory assignments for hands on experience. After taking this course and gaining practical Visual Basic programming experience, students will be prepared to take VB300—Advanced Visual Basic



Review of Visual Basic syntax and concepts presented in the following chapters of Visual Basic 2012 How to Program:

  • Introduction to the Visual Studio Express IDE               
  • Introduction to Visual Basic Programming              
  • Control Statements: Part 1               
  • Control Statements: Part 2         
  • Methods: A Deeper Look              
  • Arrays    

Introduction to LINQ and Generic Collections     

  • Querying an Array Using LINQ
  • Introduction to Collections
  • Querying a Generic Collection Using LINQ
  • Deitel LINQ Resource Center

Classes and Objects          

  • Time Class Case Study
  • Class Scope
  • Object Initializers
  • Default and Parameterless Constructors
  • Time Class Case Study: Overloaded Constructors
  • Partial Classes
  • Composition
  • Using Me to Access the Current Object
  • Garbage Collection
  • Shared Class Members
  • Const and ReadOnly Members
  • Object Browser
  • Time Class Case Study: Creating Class Libraries
  • Time Class Case Study: Extension Methods
  • Delegates
  • Lambda Expressions
  • Anonymous Types

Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance        

  • Base Classes and Derived Classes
  • Protected Members
  • Relationship between Base Classes and Derived Classes
  • Creating and Using a CommissionEmployee Class
  • Creating a BasePlusCommissionEmployee Class without Using Inheritance
  • Creating a CommissionEmployee–BasePlusCommissionEmployee Inheritance Hierarchy
  • CommissionEmployee–BasePlusCommissionEmployee Inheritance Hierarchy Using Protected Instance Variables
  • CommissionEmployee–BasePlusCommissionEmployee Inheritance Hierarchy Using Private Instance Variables
  • Constructors in Derived Classes
  • Software Engineering with Inheritance
  • Class Object
  • Friend Members

Object-Oriented Programming: Polymorphism                  

  • Polymorphism Examples
  • Demonstrating Polymorphic Behavior
  • Abstract Classes and Methods
  • Case Study: Payroll System Class Hierarchy Using Polymorphism
  • Demonstrating Polymorphic Processing, Expression TypeOf…Is, TryCast and Downcasting
  • Summary of the Allowed Assignments between Base-Class and Derived-Class Variables
  • NotOverridable Methods and NotInheritable Classes
  • Case Study: Creating and Using Interfaces
  • Common Interfaces of the .NET Framework Class Library

Exception Handling         

  • Exception-Handling Overview
  • Example: Divide by Zero Without Exception Handling
  • Example: Handling DivideByZeroExceptions and FormatExceptions
  • Enclosing Code in a Try Block
  • Catching Exceptions
  • Uncaught Exceptions
  • Termination Model of Exception Handling
  • Flow of Control When Exceptions Occur
  • .NET Exception Hierarchy
  • Determining Which Exceptions a Method Throws
  • Finally Block
  • Exception Properties
  • User-Defined Exception Classes

Graphical User Interfaces with Windows Forms: Part 1

  • Windows Forms
  • Event Handling
  • A Simple Event-Driven GUI
  • Another Look at the Visual Studio Generated Code
  • Delegates and the Event-Handling Mechanism
  • Other Ways to Create Event Handlers
  • Locating Event Information
  • Control Properties and Layout
  • Labels, TextBoxes and Buttons
  • GroupBoxes and Panels
  • CheckBoxes and RadioButtons
  • PictureBoxes
  • ToolTips
  • NumericUpDown Control
  • Mouse-Event Handling

Optional Object-Oriented Design (OOD) with the Unified Modeling Language (UML) Case Study

An optional topic for our object-oriented programming classes is our case study on object-oriented design using the UML in which we design and fully implement the software for a simple automated teller machine (ATM). We introduce a subset of the UML 2.0, then guide the reader through an end-to-end first object-oriented design and implementation experience which ends with a walkthrough of the complete code. 


  • $12,995 lecture fee for up to 20 students maximum. Add $1,000 for international or custom classes.
  • Client purchases the books, at its own expense, directly from Pearson (the publisher) at the discounted Deitel rate.
  • Instructor Travel Reimbursement (if travel is required).

Courses in the Visual Basic Curriculum

Advanced Visual Basic 2008Visual Basic 2008 for Java, C# or C++ ProgrammersVisual Basic 2008 for VB6, C or COBOL ProgrammersIntroduction to Visual Basic 2008 for Non-Programmers: Part 2


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