Higher Education

Microsoft® Visual Basic 2010: RELOADED, 4th Edition

  • Diane Zak
  • ISBN-10: 1111221790  |  ISBN-13: 9781111221799
  • 784 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2007, 2004
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.75
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Pairing fundamental programming concepts with business applications and also fun and engaging game applications, MICROSOFT VISUAL BASIC 2010: RELOADED, 4E provides a solid foundation in programming principles and how to use them. The book begins by covering the basics, like creating user interfaces, and understanding variables, constants, and calculations. Building upon this knowledge, coverage progresses to more advanced topics like creating classes and objects and using ADO.NET, LINQ, and ASP.NET. This edition leverages the powerful pedagogy of previous editions, but brings it up-to-date with Visual Basic 2010 and new examples and applications.

Features and Benefits

  • Two Programming Tutorials at the end of each chapter provide step-by-step instructions for applying chapter concepts in business and game applications to engage and motivate the reader.
  • "How-To" boxes highlight important concepts and the ways that they can be effectively applied.
  • Mini-quizzes are strategically placed to test students' knowledge at various points in each chapter. Answers to the questions are provided in Appendix A.
  • Full applications that include both user interface and full code are used so that readers learn coding principles in the context of the larger application.
  • Each chapter contains elements designed specifically for the three different learning styles. Videos are provided for visual and auditory learners. Try It! files are provided for kinesthetic learners, who learn by doing.
  • Can be purchased with Visual Basic 2010. Contact your sales representative for more information.
  • SAM Test bank available.

Table of Contents

Preface .
OVERVIEW An Introduction to Programming.
1 An Introduction to Visual Basic 2010.
2 Creating a User Interface.
3 Memory Locations and Calculations.
4 Making Decisions in a Program.
5 More on the Selection Structure.
6 Repeating Program Instructions.
7 More on the Repetition Structure.
8 Sub and Function Procedures.
9 Arrays.
10 String Manipulation and Menus.
11 Structures and Sequential Files.
12 Access Databases and LINQ.
13 Creating Simple Web Applications.
14 Creating Classes and Objects.
APPENDIX A Answers to Mini-Quizzes.
APPENDIX B How To Boxes.
APPENDIX C Most Commonly Used Properties of Objects.
APPENDIX D Visual Basic Conversion Functions.
Index.
The following appendix is located in the VbReloaded2010\AppE folder:
APPENDIX E Locating Syntax and Logic Errors: Online.

What's New

  • A game application at the end of each chapter, to engage and motivate the reader.
  • Exercises are designated as MODIFY THIS, INTRODUCTORY, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED, SWAT THE BUGS, and DISCOVERY.
  • Mini-quizzes are strategically placed to test students' knowledge at various points in each chapter. Answers to the questions are provided in Appendix A.
  • Each chapter contains elements designed specifically for the three different learning styles. Videos are provided for visual and auditory learners. Try It! files are provided for kinesthetic learners, who learn by doing.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2010 Unlimited

ISBN-10: 1111980225 | ISBN-13: 9781111980221

List Price = $217.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.46

This Bundle Includes:

  • Microsoft® Visual Basic 2010: RELOADED
    List Price = $217.95  | CengageBrain Price = $217.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.75
  • Microsoft® Visual Studio® Express 2010 Unlimited
    List Price = $15.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $11.75


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111221804 | ISBN-13: 9781111221805)

All instructor materials are available on one convenient and easy-to-use CD. Most are also available on the Companion Site for the book at www.cengage.com/coursetechnology, accessible to instructors with a username and password. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, the instructor resources are unique to the textbook. Items include Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, ExamView test bank, Syllabi, Student Data Files, and Solution Files are offered. These items only available online or on IRCD.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111577943 | ISBN-13: 9781111577940)

Succeed in your computers course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $56.00  | CengageBrain Price = $56.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 111157796X | ISBN-13: 9781111577964)

Succeed in your technology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $56.00  | CengageBrain Price = $56.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.00

WebTutor™ on Angel, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111864497 | ISBN-13: 9781111864491)

List Price = $56.00  | CengageBrain Price = $56.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.00

Clearly Visual Basic: Programming with Microsoft® Visual Basic 2010  (ISBN-10: 1111530157 | ISBN-13: 9781111530150)

If you want to learn the fundamentals of programming, don't get bogged down with pages of technical jargon that most books on the market offer! No previous Visual Studio experience required for CLEARLY VISUAL BASIC: PROGRAMMING WITH MICROSOFT® VISUAL BASIC 2010, 2E by the best-selling author, Diane Zak. This innovative text is designed for a first course in programming teaching the basics through visualization and application. Using the most recent version of the software, Visual Basic 2010, beginners will learn solid programming principles and knowledge that is easily transferable to other languages.

List Price = $219.95  | CengageBrain Price = $219.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $165.25

An Introduction to Programming With C++  (ISBN-10: 0538466529 | ISBN-13: 9780538466523)

An Introduction to Programming with C++, Sixth Edition is the latest C++ offering from Diane Zak. This book is distinct from other textbooks because of its unique approach, which motivates students by demonstrating why they need to learn the concepts and skills presented. Each chapter contains Mini-Quizzes, Labs, and Try This features to help readers practice and absorb the content as they go along. This edition also includes completely new applications and exercises, more IPO charts and flowcharts, and a brand new interior design.

List Price = $272.95  | CengageBrain Price = $272.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $205.50

Student Supplements

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111577943 | ISBN-13: 9781111577940)

Succeed in your computers course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $56.00  | CengageBrain Price = $56.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 111157796X | ISBN-13: 9781111577964)

Succeed in your technology course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $56.00  | CengageBrain Price = $56.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.00

WebTutor™ on Angel, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111864497 | ISBN-13: 9781111864491)

Succeed in your computers course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $56.00  | CengageBrain Price = $56.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $56.00

Clearly Visual Basic: Programming with Microsoft® Visual Basic 2010  (ISBN-10: 1111530157 | ISBN-13: 9781111530150)

If you want to learn the fundamentals of programming, don't get bogged down with pages of technical jargon that most books on the market offer! No previous Visual Studio experience required for CLEARLY VISUAL BASIC: PROGRAMMING WITH MICROSOFT® VISUAL BASIC 2010, 2E by the best-selling author, Diane Zak. This innovative text is designed for a first course in programming teaching the basics through visualization and application. Using the most recent version of the software, Visual Basic 2010, beginners will learn solid programming principles and knowledge that is easily transferable to other languages.

List Price = $219.95  | CengageBrain Price = $219.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $165.25

An Introduction to Programming With C++  (ISBN-10: 0538466529 | ISBN-13: 9780538466523)

An Introduction to Programming with C++, Sixth Edition is the latest C++ offering from Diane Zak. This book is distinct from other textbooks because of its unique approach, which motivates students by demonstrating why they need to learn the concepts and skills presented. Each chapter contains Mini-Quizzes, Labs, and Try This features to help readers practice and absorb the content as they go along. This edition also includes completely new applications and exercises, more IPO charts and flowcharts, and a brand new interior design.

List Price = $272.95  | CengageBrain Price = $272.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $205.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Diane Zak

Prolific author and respected professional, Diane Zak continues to provide an inspiring and uncomplicated learning experience for students through her widely popular programming books. Recognized for their unique, readable, and friendly style, each book reflects Zak's knowledge of student needs and her extensive understanding of computer programming and its use in business today. Each book is carefully crafted with the modern student in mind. Diane Zak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and a Master of Arts degree in Adult and Continuing Education. She has taught at various computer training centers and most recently served as professor at College of DuPage in Illinois.