Visual Basic - CIS156/56

Weekly Schedule

Remember RE-SUBMIT. If you get back a homework with errors and without a grade it means it has not been graded - you need to fix and resubmit to get a grade.

Week Information
Information: Assignments due in one week unless otherwise stated. I am going to try to stay with the text to some degree but... The important thing is to follow the topics in the week of. We are using VB 2015 in the labs and the book comes with the Express Version. You can get other versions through MSDN (community edition). Check the schedule several times a week, I may add some things during the week. Please keep copies of all work you submit until you receive your final grade at the end of the semester.
Week #1
Week of January 22nd
This course will use Visual Basic 2015 although 2017 or 2012 is also acceptable. Some of the examples were written in 2010 and I checked many of them in VB2012 and VB2015 and found no problems.
The text I recommend is expensive so if you want to use a different text for reference we can try and make that work. If you decide on a different text, please let me know what you choose. I mainly want the text to explain some of the details that I do not have time to go over in class. I do not give assignments from the text except in one case where I have you try a model problem but I have worked around it with students who do not have the text.
Whatever you decide, you should read the section that discusses the setup of the screen for visual basic (we looked at that in CIS120 if you were in my class).
You can get a copy of Visual Studio Express community for desktops free. I can be used on your desktop or laptop computer. You can download 2015 which matches the book or 2017 if you want to try working with that.
Site to download
You should be looking at the beginning examples and programs. There are also examples written in .NET that will run as well. They are accompanied by PowerPoint explanations. Again, note while the .NET code works, there are development differences.
Assignments:
Assignments are due by Thursday at midnight on the week after they were assigned. This assignment is due by midnight on February 2nd.
For your first VB assignment, I want you to:
a) use labels, textboxes and buttons
b) have at least one button to process, one button to clear and one to end
c) do a couple of calculations (one should be an add)
d) format the form (things like color, font)
e) define and use a variable
f) include something else from the book, the web or from other examples I have posted

Send e-mail to Priscilla Grocer: pgrocer@bristol.mass.edu

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