Visual Basic in easy steps, 6th edition – updated for Visual Basic 2019


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Learn to create Windows applications using Visual Basic 2019. Code examples, screenshots, and step-by-step instructions illustrate each aspect of Visual Basic, so you’ll be creating your own interactive applications in no time! 

192 pages
By: Mike McGrath
Publication Date: July 31st,2019
ISBN: 9781840788723

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Visual Basic in easy steps, 6th edition shows you how to quickly create Windows applications using the latest free Visual Basic/Studio Community programming environment. This book gives you code examples, screenshots, and step-by-step instructions that illustrate each aspect of Visual Basic.

Visual Basic in easy steps, 6th edition begins by describing the Visual Studio Community installation process, then introduces form controls, application properties, the programming language, and problem-solving techniques.

Next, the book illustrates by example, how to build and deploy a complete Windows application. A chapter is devoted to scripting with Visual Basic. This first shows you how to create ‘macros’ for Word and Excel in Microsoft Office, using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), then demonstrates how to manipulate files and data within the Windows operating system using VBScript. You will learn how to incorporate external data into your applications from text files, Excel spreadsheets, XML documents, live RSS web feeds, and SQL databases.

You need have no previous knowledge of any programming language so it’s ideal if you’re a newcomer to Windows programming. Each chapter builds your knowledge of Visual Basic. By the end of this book you will have gained a sound understanding of Visual Basic programming and be able to create your own interactive applications.

Visual Basic in easy steps, 6th edition has an easy-to-follow style that will appeal to anyone who wants to begin Windows programming. It will appeal to programmers who want to quickly learn the latest Visual Basic techniques, and to the student who is studying computing at school or college, and to those seeking a career in Information Technology who need a thorough understanding of Visual Basic programming.








About the author

Mike McGrath now lives in South-east Europe, on the sun-kissed shores of the Aegean Sea. Mike gained his extensive knowledge of computer languages while working as a developer contracting to companies around the world. His interests include coins of ancient Greece, dining-out with friends, and the ongoing evolution of the world wide web.

  1. Getting started
  2. Setting properties
  3. Using controls
  4. Learning the language
  5. Building an application
  6. Solving problems
  7. Extending the interface
  8. Scripting with Visual Basic
  9. Harnessing data
  10. Employing databases

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Reviews from Amazon readers:

5 stars Easy to follow and understand
I have been involved in programming and all kinds of computer support for over 40 years. After spending several years learning and programming for iOS I wanted to get back to Windows and Visual Basic programming. All for my own enjoyment now. This book was exactly what I needed to begin to adapt to the programming world I once knew. The examples are well written and explained and best of all they work! Most everything you need to get started is in this book. Kudos to the author/s and publishers. I will be looking at their other books with great interest. 

5 stars Great instructions!
I am new to programming and I recommend this book. The author explains concepts well using examples and exercises. From then on, a beginner can construct ways to apply what he learns using different variables and values and even divert from the samples programs and write his own.

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