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Visual Basic.NET for Dummies


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Introduction 1 Part I: Creating a Visual Basic .NET Program 7 Chapter 1: How Visual Basic .NET Works 9 Chapter 2: Using the Visual Basic .NET User Interface 15 Chapter 3: Designing Your First User Interface 25 Chapter 4: Writing BASIC Code 35 Part II: Creating User Interfaces 49 Chapter 5: User Interface Design 101 51 Chapter 6: Designing Forms 73 Chapter 7: Boxes and Buttons for Making Choices 87 Chapter 8: Text Boxes and Labels for Typing and Showing Words 95 Chapter 9: Showing Choices with List and Combo Boxes 105 Chapter 10: Fine-Tuning the Appearance of Your User Interface 115 Part III: Making Menus 121 Chapter 11: Creating and Editing Pull-Down Menus 123 Chapter 12: Submenus, Growing Menus, and Pop-Up Menus 137 Chapter 13: Showing Dialog Boxes 147 Part IV: The Basics of Writing Code 165 Chapter 14: Writing Event-Handling Procedures 167 Chapter 15: Using Variables 181 Chapter 16: Getting Data from the User 195 Chapter 17: Math 101: Arithmetic, Logical, and Comparison Operators 203 Chapter 18: Strings and Things 219 Chapter 19: Defining Constants and Using Comments 233 Chapter 20: Storing Stuff in Data Structures 245 Chapter 21: Killing Bugs 257 Part V: Making Decisions and Getting Loopy 269 Chapter 22: Making Decisions with If-Then Statements 271 Chapter 23: The Select Case Statement 281 Chapter 24: Repeating Yourself with Loops 287 Chapter 25: For-Next Loops That Can Count 295 Chapter 26: Nested Loops and Quick Exits 301 Part VI: Writing Subprograms (So You Don't Go Crazy All at Once) 305 Chapter 27: General Procedures (Subprograms That Everyone Can Share) 307 Chapter 28: Passing Arguments 317 Chapter 29: Function, a Unique Type of Subprogram 325 Part VII: Understanding Object-Oriented Programming 335 Chapter 30: What the Heck Is Object-Oriented Programming? 337 Chapter 31: Getting Some Class with Object-Oriented Programming 345 Chapter 32: Using Inheritance and Overloading 355 Part VIII: The Part of Tens 365 Chapter 33: Ten Visual Basic .NET Topics That Didn't Fit Anywhere Else 367 Chapter 34: (Almost) Ten Tips for Using the Visual Basic .NET User Interface 375 Index 379

About the Author

Wallace Wang is the bestselling author of Beginning Programming For Dummies, 2nd Edition, Steal This Computer Book 2, and many other books. In addition to writing computer books, he also performs stand-up comedy in Las Vegas and has appeared on the TV show A&E's "Evening at the Improv."

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