An Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic 2012 plus MyProgrammingLab with Pearson eText: International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
David Schneider  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
9
Language
English
Pub.-date
January 2014
ISBN13
9780273794790
ISBN
0273794795
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Description

Schneider’s “tried and true” text — consistently praised by both students and instructors — is designed for students with no prior computer programming experience. Now updated for Visual Basic 2012, Schneider focuses on teaching problem-solving skills and sustainable programming skills. A broad range of real-world examples, section-ending exercises, case studies, and programming projects gives students more hands-on experience than any other Visual Basic book on the market.


NEW! This edition is available with MyProgrammingLab, an innovative online homework and assessment tool. Through the power of practice and immediate personalized feedback, MyProgrammingLab helps students fully grasp the logic, semantics, and syntax of programming.


Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MyProgrammingLab does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MyProgrammingLab, please visit: myprogramminglab.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MyProgrammingLab by searching the Pearson Higher Education web site. MyProgrammingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Features

Strong emphasis on problem-solving throughout the book

  • Schneider introduces a problem-solving strategy early in the book and revisits it throughout; flow charts and pseudo code are also heavily used.
Focus on essential topics and programming concepts for the beginning student
  • Students learn basic programming skills using the Microsoft Visual Basic programming language as an example. (For instance, when discussing variables, Schneider initially presents just three data types, in order to keep students focused on learning to use variables.)
  • The placing of the discussion of Visual Basic’s sophisticated debugger in Appendix D allows the instructor flexibility in deciding when to cover this topic.
  • Appendix B provides a compact, step-by-step reference on how to carry out standard tasks in the Visual Basic and Windows environments.
Gradual introduction to object-oriented programming
  • Although students begin to use predefined classes early in the book, they do not begin to create classes until the very end.
  • Objects are given familiar names, rather than programming terminology, to keep them in context.
Extensive pedagogy includes examples, exercises, case studies, and projects
  • Includes over 130 different types of examples (with over 51 covering business-related applications) and 1300 exercises.
  • Carefully designed exercise sets at the end of each section.
  • Practice problems with solutions are specifically chosen to focus on potential trouble spots and provide a warm-up to the exercises.
  • The programming projects not only reflect the variety of ways that computers are used in the business community, but also present some games and general-interest topics. The large number and range of difficulty of the programming projects provide the flexibility to adapt the course to the interests and abilities of the students. Some programming projects in later chapters can be assigned as end-of-the-semester projects.
  • Each of the three case studies focuses on an important programming application. The problems are analyzed and the programs are developed with top-down charts and pseudocode. The programs can be downloaded from the companion website.

VideoNotes
VideoNotes are step-by-step video tutorials specifically designed to enhance the programming concepts presented in Schneider, Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2012, 9e. Students can view the entire problem-solving process outside of the classroom—when they need help the most. VideoNotes are available with the purchase of a new copy of select titles. Go to www.pearsonhighered.com/videonotes for a brief VideoNotes demo.

 

NEW! MyProgrammingLab
This edition is available with MyProgrammingLab, an innovative online homework and assessment tool. Through the power of practice and immediate personalized feedback, MyProgrammingLab helps students fully grasp the logic, semantics, and syntax of programming.

Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MyProgrammingLab does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MyProgrammingLab, please visit: myprogramminglab.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MyProgrammingLab by searching the Pearson Higher Education web site. MyProgrammingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.


Instructor Resource Materials

  • Visual Studio 2012 DVD
  • Premium Web Site, including access to:
    • VideoNotes
    • Test Item File
    • PowerPoint Lecture Slides
    • Instructor Solutions Manual
    • Programs for all examples, case studies, and answers to exercises and programming projects (Databases, text files, and picture files needed for the exercises are included in the Programs folder.)
Student Resource Materials
  • Visual Studio 2012 DVD
  • Premium Web Site, including access to:
    • VideoNotes: View a sample VideoNote
    • Student Solutions Manual with the answer to every odd-numbered exercise
    • Programs for examples and case studies (Databases, text files, and picture files needed for the exercises are included in the Programs folder.)
Please visit the Publisher's Web Site at: www.pearsonhighered.com/schneider

New to this Edition

Among the changes in this edition, the following are the most significant.

 

  1. Visual Basic Upgraded The version of Visual Basic has been upgraded from Visual Basic 2010 to Visual Basic 2012, and relevant new features of Visual Basic 2012 have been addressed.
  2. Additional Exercises We have added 50 new exercises.
  3. Updated Data We have updated the real-world data appearing in exercises, examples, and data files.
  4. Discussion of Printing Moved The discussion of printing has been moved from Chapter 3 to Chapter 9.
  5. Formatting Statements Changed The functions used to format strings, numbers, and dates have been replaced with the ToString method.
  6. Captions Every example and applied exercise has been labeled with a caption identifying its type of application.
  7. Screen Captures Output for most applied exercises and programming projects are shown in screen captures. This feature helps clarify what the intent of the exercise.
  8. Windows 8 The screen captures have been updated from Windows 7 to Windows 8 captures.
  9. NEW! This edition is available with MyProgrammingLab, an innovative online homework and assessment tool. Through the power of practice and immediate personalized feedback, MyProgrammingLab helps students fully grasp the logic, semantics, and syntax of programming.

    Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MyProgrammingLab does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MyProgrammingLab, please visit: myprogramminglab.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MyProgrammingLab by searching the Pearson Higher Education web site. MyProgrammingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor

Table of Contents

Preface
Using this Book for a Short or Condensed Course 

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Computers and Problem Solving

1.1 An Introduction to Computing and Visual Basic

1.2 Program Development Cycle

1.3 Programming Tools

Chapter 2 Visual Basic Controls and Events

2.1 An Introduction to Visual Basic 2012

2.2 Visual Basic Controls

2.3 Visual Basic Events

Summary 

Chapter 3 Variables, Input, and Output

3.1 Numbers

3.2 Strings

3.3 Input and Output

Summary

Programming Projects

Chapter 4 Decisions   

4.1 Relational and Logical Operators

4.2 If Blocks

4.3 Select Case Blocks

4.4 Input via User Selection

Summary

Programming Projects 

Chapter 5 General Procedures   

5.1 Function Procedures

5.2 Sub Procedures, Part I

5.3 Sub Procedures, Part II

5.4 Modular Design

5.5 A Case Study: Weekly Payroll

Summary

Programming Projects

Chapter 6 Repetition

6.1 Do Loops

6.2 For…Next Loops

6.3 List Boxes and Loops

Summary

Programming Projects 

Chapter 7 Arrays   

7.1 Creating and Accessing Arrays

7.2 Using LINQ with Arrays  

7.3 Arrays of Structures  

7.4 Two-Dimensional Arrays  

7.5 A Case Study: Analyze a Loan  

Summary  

Programming Projects  

Chapter 8 Text Files

8.1 Managing Text Files  

8.2 StreamReaders, StreamWriters, Structured Exception Handling  

8.3 XML  

8.4 A Case Study: Recording Checks and Deposits  

Summary  

Programming Projects  

Chapter 9 Additional Controls and Objects 

9.1 List Boxes and Combo Boxes  

9.2 Eight Additional Controls and Objects  

9.3 Multiple-Form Programs  

9.4 Graphics  

Summary  

Programming Projects  

Chapter 10 Databases   

10.1 An Introduction to Databases  

10.2 Editing and Designing Databases  

Summary  

Programming Projects  

Chapter 11 Object-Oriented Programming 

11.1 Classes and Objects 

11.2 Working with Objects  

11.3 Inheritance  

Summary  

Programming Projects  

Appendices   

Appendix A ANSI Values  

Appendix B How To  

Appendix C Folders and Files  

Appendix D Visual Basic Debugging Tools  

Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Exercises  

Index