Advanced Visual Basic - CIS256/67

Weekly Schedule

Assignments without a grade need to be fixed and resubmitted.

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.
Final If you did extras this semester, let me know. I would like you to also look at Chapter #24 and the Entity Framework and do something with that for the rest of the final. An alternative would be to expand on the XML and LINQ from last week.
Week #13/Week #14
Week of November 25th/December 2nd
The next two chapters to read are 22 on XML and 23 on LINQ.
Develop code to create XML and then to read it.
Come up with a list of sample queries (10) that retrieve information different types of where statements. Reference some things you did in the Oracle class if you want ideas. Include linking two tables in one query. Your text shows to instances of using a form with embedded LINQ.
Week #12
Week of November 18th
Read some of the information on Object-oriented programming in section 4. Definitely read chapter 17 and 18.
Object-Oriented Programs
Write a simple object oriented program similar to the examples I have posted. In it experiment with some things you want to try and send me what you did with an explanation.
Week #11
Week of November 11th
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.
Check back!
Week #10
Week of November 4th
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 (but you gotta tell me what you tried and where)
Week #9
Week of October 28th
Look at the SQL Server examples I posted last week and execute them on your setup.
Write three programs similar to mine using the database you created or mine.
Week #8
Week of October 21st
Start moving on and reading chapter #15.
Look at these examples of coding and retrieving records from a database.
SQLServer examples
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 #7
Week of October 14th
Read chapter #13 and #14 on databases.
Be sure you go over the database concepts in chapter #13 and then figure out how to create a SQLServer in VB. It is included with versions 2015 and beyond.
Make and populate database on SQL Server
You will also find some things on YouTube about making a database for VB using SQL Server.
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 #6
Week of October 7th
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 #5
Week of September 30th
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 #4
Week of September 23rd
Continue with chapter #9 which deals with functions.
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 #3
Week of September 16th
Read chapters 8 and 9. Hopefully all the things from CIS156 are coming back to you.
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 a regular array. I want you to experiment with collections. lists, queues and stacks.
Week #2
Week of September 9th
Move on and read chapters 6 and 7.
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 #1
Week of September 2nd
We are using the new text book Murach's Visual Basic 2015 or the 2012 version if you have it already. 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 (VB2015 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 (They 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 sequential numbers, structures, multiple forms and modules.

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