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  Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer  
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Rod Stephens
$39.99, 504 pages, 2011
ISBN 978-0-470-94335-9
Paperback with CD

Unique book-and-DVD package for novice Visual Basic programmers

Start from scratch, and even if you don't know a thing about Visual Basic, you soon will with this thorough introduction to Visual Basic programming. Using easy-to-follow lessons and step-by-step instruction, this practical book teaches you concepts and hands-on techniques, then reinforces your learning with video screencasts and supplemental materials. Follow the exercises, then access the Try It section on the DVD, and watch as well-known VB authority and author Rod Stephens works through programming problems.


Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer:
  • Introduces Visual Basic programming to beginning programmers; no prior experience is necessary
  • Covers Visual Basic programming concepts and techniques, as well as the Visual Studio development environment
  • Provides a series of easy-to-follow lessons, supplemented by instructional video on DVD
  • Offers expert instruction from well-known VB authority and author Rod Stephens, who also provides supplemental instruction on the DVD, where he works through a series of Try It problems and demonstrates effective solutions

Don't just learn--do!

The lessons within the book are each accompanied by an instructional demonstration on the DVD--over 4 hours of video tutorials!

You'll learn to:

  • Get started with the Visual Studio integrated development environment
  • Use variables and perform calculations
  • Debug code and reuse code with procedures
  • Define class methods and events
  • Make menus, tool strips, and status strips
  • Create and display new forms
  • Build custom dialogs
  • Use arrays and collections
  • Handle errors and prevent bugs
  • Make generic classes
  • Use inheritance and polymorphism

Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer is an exceptional book-and-DVD package that will have you programming in Visual Basic in no time.

Who this book is for

This book is for:
  • Beginners who have never programmed before but who would like to learn to program
  • Visual Basic 6 programmers who want to move to Visual Basic .NET quickly and easily
  • Others who just want to know what programming is all about <\ul>

    This book does not assume you have previous programming experience.

    What Readers Think

    Here are some excerpts from comments about the C# version of this book, Stephens' C# Programming with Visual Studio 2010 24-Hour Trainer. See the full comments on Amazon's web site.
    • The fastest way to learn C#!

      ... After a few days with Rod's book and DVD combo, I'm more convinced than ever it's "that good" if you are just getting started with Visual C#. And don't let the title fool you--there is a lot of breadth in the book and sufficient depth to keep you occupied, even while Stephens makes the learning enjoyable.

    • A great starting point for learning C# programming with Visual Studio 2010

      ... It contains many essential language features, clear and concise explanations, useful screen shots, and detailed exercises you can follow and practice.

    • This is a great book for learning C# programming
    • ... The CD gives step by step instructions for the lessons in the book and Rod will help if you get stuck, he help me when I was stuck and he solved my problem very quickly so that I could move on with the books lessons. I can't verbalize how happy I am that I purchased his book.


  Stephens' Visual Basic Programming 24-Hour Trainer  
Overview Table of Contents Downloads
Updates Info at Wrox.com Amazon.com

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