For introductory courses in Visual Basic Programming, offered in departments of Information Technology, Computer Science or Business.
Merging the concept of a lab manual with that of a conventional textbook, the Deitels have crafted an innovative approach that enables students to learn programming while having a mentor-like book by their side. This best-seller blends the Deitel™ signature Live-Code™ Approach with their Application-Driven™ methodology.¿ Students learn programming and Visual Basic by working through a set of applications.¿ Each tutorial builds upon previously learned concepts while learning new ones. An abundance of self assessment exercises are available at the end of most chapters to reinforce key ideas.¿
This approach makes it possible to cover a wealth of programming constructs within the Visual Basic 2010 environment.
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Signature “Live Code™ Approach” – Language features are presented in the context of a wide variety of complete working programs.
– Focuses on complete working programs.
– Enables students to confirm that programs run as expected.
– Students can download the code from the book's Companion Website (www.pearsonhighered.com/deitel) or from the authors' website (www.deitel.com).
Outstanding, consistent and applied pedagogy:
– Icons throughout identify Software Engineering Observations; Good Programming Practices; Common Programming Errors; Portability Tips; Performance Tips, Testing and Debugging Tips, and Look-and-Feel Observations.
– Full-color presentation, including syntax coloring, code highlighting, callouts and extensive comments
– Skills summaries and helpful self-review multiple-choice questions and answers for immediate feedback after each section
Early immersion in visual programming techniques and modifying Visual Basic .NET GUIs gives students a foundation for designing GUIs, concepts that they will apply throughout the book as they are taught core programming concepts. Special sections on GUI Design Guidelines and on Controls, Events, Properties & Methods.
Careful introduction to creating objects – Students begin to create objects and classes later in the book, while they use objects from .NET’s Framework Class Library throughout the book.
Extensive set of interesting exercises and substantial projects – Enable students to apply what they've learned in each chapter.
Paul J. Deitel, CEO and Chief Technical Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he studied Information Technology. He holds the¿Java Certified Programmer and¿Java Certified Developer professional certifications, and has been designated by Sun Microsystems as a Java Champion–"a prominent member of the Java community whose input is solicited by the company in order to improve the Java platform." He has delivered programming language courses to clients including numerous Fortune 1000 companies, government organizations and the military. Paul is one of the world's most experienced corporate trainers. He has also lectured on C and Java for the Boston Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. The Deitels are the world's best-selling programming language textbook authors.
Dr. Harvey M. Deitel, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Deitel & Associates, Inc., has 46 years of academic and industry experience in the¿computer field. Dr. Deitel earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of¿Technology and a Ph.D. from Boston University. He has 20 years of college teaching experience, including earning tenure and serving as the Chairman of the¿Computer Science Department at Boston College before founding Deitel & Associates, Inc. He and Paul are the co-authors of several dozen books and multimedia packages. With translations published in many languages, the Deitels' texts have earned international recognition and are used in over 150 countries. Dr. Deitel has delivered hundreds of professional seminars to major corporations, academic institutions,¿government organizations and the military.