Advanced Visual Basic - CIS256/67

Weekly Schedule

The last day for students to withdraw from classes is November 15th. If at the end of the semester you have not done enough work to pass my only option is to give you an F - I cannot withdraw you. Please evaluate your status and contact me if you have questions.

Week Information
Assignments due in one week unless otherwise stated. I may add some things during the week, so double check the schedule each week! Note that if you get an assignment returned without a grade you should check and see what revisions need to be made.
Week #14
Week of December 3rd
I want you to read chapter #22 on XML and do a little research on XML. Assignments:
Develop code to create XML and then to read it.
Week #13
Week of November 26th
A group of alum are coming to talk about their careers on Tues at 11 and again at 12:30 in K101. Please try to come.
Read some of the information on Object-oriented programming in section 4. Definitely read chapter 17 and 18. Assignments:
Experiment with some things you want to try and send me what you did with an explanation.
Week #12
Week of November 19th
Read chapter #16. It covers 1) connections and commands, 2) parameters and 3) commands.
I want you to experiment with something covered in each of the three catagories listed.
Week #11
Week of November 12th
Finish up reading chapter #15 and move on to chapter #16.
I would love to have you try all of the topics in chapter #15 but that is pushing it. So...
1) Do something with bound text boxes and combo boxes 2) Do something with parameterized queries 3) Pick two other things that interest you in the chapter and do something with them 4) Extra credit if you try something else
Week #10
Week of November 5th
Start moving on and reading chapter #15.
Referring back to chapter #14. Demonstrate one of the ways they show for handling errors. Extra Credit if you do two of them. Experiment with the dataset designer and the query builder. You can take pictures of the screens and explain them for this part of the assignment.
Check back!
Week #9
Week of October 29th
Read chapter #14 on databases.
The first part of chapter 14 goes into how to create a data source and how to use them. I would like you to start by creating and using your own. Note that you should also reference the text from CIS156.
Check back!
Week #8
Week of October 22nd
Read chapter #13 on databases.
I want you to really go over the database concepts in this chapter.
Week #7
Week of October 15th
Read chapter #12 and do a lot of experimenting.
I want you to experiment with the debugging techniques from chapter #12.
You can either do a write up of what you tried and how it worked or you can do the exercises in chapter 12.
Week #6
Week of October 8th
Read chapter #10 and #11.
Make a project similar to the project in chapter 10 but use payroll and weekly time card information. Be sure to incorporate the techniques used in chapter 10.
Do exercise 11-1 in the text book murach's Visual Basic 2012/2015.
Week #5
Week of October 1st
Read chapter #9.
Explore the functions and do 5 date functions, 5 string functions and 5 number functions. In addition, do the flip name problem that we have done in other classes ones using substring and once using another function. Do some validating of data. Experiment with the String Builder class.
Week #4
Week of September 23rd
I want you to go over chapter 8 carefully and find other references to the information if something is not clear.
I want you to set up and work with a jagged array and how to copy and resize an array. Then I want you to experiment with collections. lists, queues and stacks.
Week #3
Week of September 17th
Read chapters 8 and 9. Hopefully all the things from CIS156 are coming back to you.
I want you to write an program to validate a form with a variety of data. Include the different methods discussed in chapter 7. Include procedures and functions in the program.
Week #2
Week of September 10th
Move on and read chapters 6 and 7.
Week #1
Week of September 3rd
We are using the new text book Murach's Visual Basic 2012 or the 2015 version. I am not totally happy with it so we will do some supplementing! The chapters are a mixture of informtion we have covered and new information or at least information that I believe needs another look, so we will start at the beginning and skim through the first few chapters.
To that end please skim/read the first 5 chapters. Under programs (VB2012 for Murach text) at my site you will see some examples (that go with the 2012 version) I did of things I thought needed to be looked at more closely. Please go over those programs carefully - they supplement the examples in the text. You should also go to and look for Visual Basic examples (The had them for 2012 and they have them for 2015).
Write a review assignment that includes: functions, two dimension array, parallel array with the key other than sequntial numbers, structures, multiple forms and modules.

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