Microsoft® Visual Basic 2010 for Windows, Web, Office, and Database Applications: Comprehensive

  • AUTHORS: Gary B. Shelly; Corinne Hoisington
  • ISBN-13: 9780538468473 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 1112 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009, 2007
  • ©2011     Published
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About The Product

MICROSOFT VISUAL BASIC 2010: COMPREHENSIVE teaches students the essentials of computer programming using the latest Visual Basic programming language, Visual Basic 2010. Twelve chapters and four appendices cover topics such as designing a Visual Basic user interface, creating a windows application, variables and arithmetic operations, mobile applications using decision structures, loop structures, Visual Studio tools for Office applications, arrays, function procedures and exception handling, incorporating databases with ADO.NET 3.5, creating classes, and cell phone applications and Web services. Written in a straight-forward style with the innovative Guided Program Development section in each chapter, this text makes it easy for any novice programmer to understand the core capabilities and fundamental skills and techniques for Visual Basic 2010.


  • An introductory presentation of Visual Basic 2010, including an emphasis on the three-step process to build an application, creating the user interface, setting properties, and writing the code, provides students with the coverage they need to efficiently use the software.
  • A step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach allows students to successfully learn and retain information to be used in their personal and professional lives

About the Contributor

  • Gary B. Shelly

    Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

  • Corinne Hoisington

    Corinne Hoisington is a professor at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, Professor Hoisington has been honored with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Computer Programming award. A dynamic speaker, she regularly presents on new technology and education trends to instructors across North America. She is the author of several best-selling Shelly Cashman Series texts on Windows, Visual Basic, and Adobe Dreamweaver, as well as Android app development.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Programming.
2. Program and Graphical User Interface Design.
3. Program Design and Coding.
4. Variables and Arithmetic Operations.
5. Decision Structures.
6. Loop Structures.
7. Creating Web Applications.
8. Using Procedures and Exception Handling.
9. Using Arrays and File Handling.
10. Incorporating Databases with ADO.NET.
11. Multiple Classes and Inheritance.
12. Web Services and Reports.
Enrichment Chapter: Visual Studio Tools for Office.
A: Unicode.
B: The My Namespace.
C: Naming Conventions.
D: Using LINQ with Visual Basic 2010.
E. Using Silverlight with Visual Basic 2010.

New to this Edition

  • Coverage of Microsoft® Visual Studio 2010 provides students with the most recent software updates, including the new IntelliSense features and syntax changes.
  • New pedagogical elements enrich material and create an accessible and user-friendly approach allowing easy navigation through the skills in each chapter.