Reading this book will allow you to:
i) Understand the basic concepts of Visual
Basic 2017 programming
ii) Create your own Visual Basic 2017 applications
iii) Get inspiration from a variety of
interesting sample programs
iv) Modify the code samples easily to suit your
v) Learn how to package and distribute
About the Author
Dr. Liew Voon Kiong holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, a master’s degree in Management and a doctorate in Business Administration. He has been involved in Visual Basic programming for more than 20 years. He created the popular online Visual Basic Tutorial at www.vbtutor.net, which has attracted millions of visitors since 1996. It has consistently been one of the highest ranked Visual Basic websites.
To provide more support for Visual Basic students, teachers, and hobbyists, Dr. Liew has written this book to complement the free Visual Basic 2017 tutorial with much more content. He is also the author of the Visual Basic Made Easy series, which includes Visual Basic 6 Made Easy, Visual Basic 2008 Made Easy, Visual Basic 2010 Made Easy, Visual Basic 2013 Made Easy and Excel VBA Made Easy. Dr. Liew’s books have been used in high school and university computer science courses all over the world.
All the topics in this book are elaborated in simple manner for easy understanding. Each and every topic in this book is covered with detailed illustrations followed by output.
What you will learn in this book
1) Introduction to Excel VBA-
2) Declaring Variables
3) Working with Ranges
4) If…Else Statements
5) Select Case Statements
6) For Next Statements
7) Do Loops
8) Operators in VBA
9) Understanding the VB Editor
10) Function Procedures
11) MsgBox and InputBox Functions
12) String Functions
13) Information Functions
14) Working with Internet Explorer
All programs and code snippets in this book are available as interactive samples in LINQPad. You can edit these samples and instantly see the results without needing to set up projects in Visual Studio. Written by the authors of C# 7.0 in a Nutshell, this pocket reference covers C# 7.0 without skimping on detail, including:All of C#’s fundamentalsFeatures new to C# 7.0, including tuples, pattern matching, and deconstructorsAdvanced topics: operator overloading, type constraints, iterators, nullable types, operator lifting, lambda expressions, and closuresLINQ: sequences, lazy execution, standard query operators, and query expressionsUnsafe code and pointers, custom attributes, preprocessor directives, and XML documentation
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to build complete, reliable, and modern Windows applications with Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2015. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong foundation for success with every aspect of VB 2015 development.
Notes present interesting pieces of information.
Tips offer advice or teach an easier way to do something.
Cautions advise you about potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster.
Learn How To
Master VB 2015 by building a complete feature-rich application Navigate VB 2015 and discover its new shortcuts Work with objects, collections, and events Build attractive, highly-functional user interfaces Make the most of forms, controls, modules, and procedures Efficiently store data and program databases Make decisions in code Use powerful object-oriented techniques Work with graphics and text files Manipulate filesystems and the Registry Add email support Create efficient modules and reusable procedures Interact effectively with users Write code to preview and print documents Debug with VB 2015’s improved breakpoint features Distribute your software
Download all examples and source code presented in this book from informit.com/title/9780672337451 as they become available.
Who Should Read This Book
Those who have little or no programming experience or who might be picking up Visual Basic as a second language.
Description: Changing the startup form's name in a VB WinForms app does not update the "Startup form" #4517
Explanation: In the latest Visual Basic update on GitHub, Microsoft accidentally introduced a significant bug that you should be aware of. In the Visual Basic project properties dialog on one of the tabs (Application), is a drop down box for selecting the "startup object". This can be either a Main method or a System.Windows.Forms instance (or System.Windows.Window for WPF). When you do a rename on a form (say from the code editor in source or from the solution explorer) currently set as the startup form the rename doesn't cascade to the startup object project property cause the project to enter an invalid state where the user must now manually reset this project property from the now nonexistent Form to the new name. This is a huge annoyance.
The fix for the bug (until Microsoft addresses) can be found here:
The best part is, you can program Excel with no additional tools. A variant of the Visual Basic programming language, VB for Applications (VBA) is built into Excel to facilitate its use as a platform. With VBA, you can create macros and templates, manipulate user interface features such as menus and toolbars, and work with custom user forms or dialog boxes. VBA is relatively easy to use, but if you've never programmed before, Programming Excel with VBA and .NET is a great way to learn a lot very quickly. If you're an experienced Excel user or a Visual Basic programmer, you'll pick up a lot of valuable new tricks. Developers looking forward to .NET development will also find discussion of how the Excel object model works with .NET tools, including Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO).
This book teaches you how to use Excel VBA by explaining concepts clearly and concisely in plain English, and provides plenty of downloadable samples so you can learn by doing. You'll be exposed to a wide range of tasks most commonly performed with Excel, arranged into chapters according to subject, with those subjects corresponding to one or more Excel objects. With both the samples and important reference information for each object included right in the chapters, instead of tucked away in separate sections, Programming Excel with VBA and .NET covers the entire Excel object library. For those just starting out, it also lays down the basic rules common to all programming languages.
With this single-source reference and how-to guide, you'll learn to use the complete range of Excel programming tasks to solve problems, no matter what you're experience level.
i) Understand the basic concepts of Visual Basic 2013 programming
ii) Create your own Visual Basic 2013 programs right from the beginning
iii) Get programming ideas from many interesting Visual Basic sample programs.
iv) Modify the codes easily to suit your needs.
This book can also be used as a text book for students who are taking Visual Basic courses or beginners. It can also be used as a reference book for teachers or lecturers who are teaching introductory computer programming courses.
i) Understand the basic concepts of Visual Basic 2008 programming
ii) Create your own Visual Basic 2008 programs right from the beginning
iii) Get programming ideas from many interesting sample programs.
iv) Modify the codes easily to suit your needs.
v) Learn how to package and distribute your applications.
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