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Visual Basic Essential Training
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Visual Basic Essential Training

with David Gassner

Video: Welcome

(music playing) My name is David Gassner, and this is Visual Basic Essential Training. After installing Visual Studio Express for Windows desktop, I'll show you how to create a variety of Visual Basic projects using both Windows forms and Windows Presentation Foundation. Then I'll look at the language's fundamental building blocks including variables and data types focusing first on the elementary data types such as numbers, strings and dates. I'll then show you how to package reusable code in functions and subroutines.
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  1. 7m 24s
    1. Welcome
      1m 0s
    2. What you need to know
      3m 51s
    3. Using the exercise files
      2m 33s
  2. 17m 21s
    1. Learning the history of Visual Basic
      4m 46s
    2. Understanding the principles of Visual Basic
      4m 46s
    3. Learning Visual Basic syntax
      7m 49s
  3. 33m 2s
    1. Installing Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows desktop
      1m 25s
    2. Building a simple console application
      6m 24s
    3. Building a simple desktop application with Windows Forms
      7m 16s
    4. Building a simple desktop application with WPF
      8m 43s
    5. Reviewing the course's code testing application
      5m 20s
    6. Using Visual Basic documentation
      3m 54s
  4. 47m 13s
    1. Declaring variables and data types
      8m 1s
    2. Working with data types
      6m 8s
    3. Working with numbers and Boolean values
      8m 18s
    4. Converting numeric values
      9m 7s
    5. Working with strings, words, and characters
      7m 6s
    6. Working with dates and times
      8m 33s
  5. 49m 17s
    1. Using Visual Basic operators
      9m 35s
    2. Evaluating conditions code with If, Then, and Else
      7m 54s
    3. Using the Select...Case statement
      8m 19s
    4. Repeating code blocks with loops
      7m 6s
    5. Reusing values with constants
      3m 44s
    6. Creating reusable code with Sub and Function procedures
      6m 57s
    7. Building a simple calculator application
      5m 42s
  6. 20m 37s
    1. Common compilation errors
      8m 49s
    2. Common runtime errors
      5m 43s
    3. Handling exceptions with Try...Catch
      6m 5s
  7. 22m 8s
    1. Using the Object data type
      4m 44s
    2. Managing ordered data with arrays
      6m 12s
    3. Managing unordered data with Collection
      7m 28s
    4. Managing statically typed data with Dictionary
      3m 44s
  8. 38m 6s
    1. Managing application logic with modules
      3m 51s
    2. Defining a custom class with shared procedures
      4m 19s
    3. Organizing classes with namespaces
      5m 42s
    4. Storing data with instance fields
      5m 40s
    5. Controlling member visibility with access modifiers
      3m 42s
    6. Using properties with getter and setter methods
      3m 40s
    7. Using constructor methods
      3m 21s
    8. Defining shared values as class fields
      2m 45s
    9. Sharing data from classes with read-only properties
      5m 6s
  9. 41s
    1. Next steps
      41s

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Visual Basic Essential Training
3h 55m Beginner Jun 14, 2013

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Visual Basic is one of the Microsoft core languages for building desktop, mobile, and web applications. Get started programming with VB using Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Desktop and these tutorials from David Gassner. The course jump-starts with Hello World projects for three common application architectures (console, desktop, and Windows Store apps), and shows how to program with VB in both Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation. The course then outlines the language fundamentals such as data types, strings, operators, conditional code, and looping constructs. Plus, discover how to package reusable code in functions and subroutines, and explore the object-oriented nature of Visual Basic through custom classes.

Topics include:
  • What is Visual Basic?
  • Learning Visual Basic syntax
  • Declaring variables and data types
  • Working with numbers, Boolean values, and dates
  • Using strings, words, and characters
  • Repeating blocks of code with loops
  • Evaluating conditions with if, then, and else
  • Debugging and handling exceptions
  • Managing ordered data with arrays
  • Managing application logic with modules
  • Defining custom classes
  • Storing data with instance fields
Subjects:
Developer Mobile Apps Desktop Apps
Software:
Visual Studio Visual Basic
Author:
David Gassner

Welcome

(music playing) My name is David Gassner, and this is Visual Basic Essential Training. After installing Visual Studio Express for Windows desktop, I'll show you how to create a variety of Visual Basic projects using both Windows forms and Windows Presentation Foundation. Then I'll look at the language's fundamental building blocks including variables and data types focusing first on the elementary data types such as numbers, strings and dates. I'll then show you how to package reusable code in functions and subroutines.

The last part of the course describes the object-oriented nature of Visual Basic and shows you how to create custom classes that have instance fields, properties and shared members. Visual Basic can be used to create all sorts of applications for the web, desktop, and portable devices. I hope that this course helps you get started building your applications for Microsoft development platforms.

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