Clearly Visual Basic: Programming with Microsoft® Visual Basic 2010

  • AUTHOR: Diane Zak
  • ISBN-13: 9781111530150 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 672 Pages  Paperback 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2009
  • ©2012     Published
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About The Product

If you want to learn the fundamentals of programming, don't get bogged down with pages of technical jargon that most books on the market offer! No previous Visual Studio experience required for CLEARLY VISUAL BASIC: PROGRAMMING WITH MICROSOFT® VISUAL BASIC 2010, 2E by the best-selling author, Diane Zak. This innovative text is designed for a first course in programming teaching the basics through visualization and application. Using the most recent version of the software, Visual Basic 2010, beginners will learn solid programming principles and knowledge that is easily transferable to other languages.


  • Mini-quizzes encourage readers to master fundamental topics before progressing into more advanced topics, and the answers are provided to give immediate feedback and more opportunity for learning.
  • Each chapter contains a wide variety of exercises, offering several different types of exercises at various levels of difficulty, so every kind of learner has an opportunity to practice his or her skills.
  • Each chapter has one or more videos that demonstrate and explain the concepts covered in the chapter. The videos, which include self-review quizzes, are available online under Student Downloads.
  • Each chapter is accompanied by Want More Info? files that contain additional examples and further explanations of a concept. The files are in PDF format.
  • SAM Test bank available.

About the Contributor

  • Diane Zak

    Prolific author and respected professional, Diane Zak continues to provide an inspiring and uncomplicated learning experience for students through her widely popular programming books. Recognized for their unique, readable, and friendly style, each book reflects Zak's knowledge of student needs and her extensive understanding of computer programming and its use in business today. Each book is carefully crafted with the modern student in mind. Diane Zak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, and a Master of Arts degree in Adult and Continuing Education. She has taught at various computer training centers and most recently served as professor at College of DuPage in Illinois.

Table of Contents

1. I am Not a Control Freak! (Control Structures).
2. First You Need to Plan the Party (Problem-Solving Process).
3. I Need a Tour Guide (Introduction to Visual Basic 2010).
4. Do It Yourself Designing (Designing Interfaces).
5. The Secret Code (Assignment Statements).
6. Where Can I Store This? (Variables and Constants).
7. What's Wrong With It? (Syntax and Logic Errors).
8. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (Selection Structure).
9. Time to Leave the Nest (Nested Selection Structures).
10. So Many Paths…So Little Time (Multiple-Path Selection Structures).
11. Testing, Testing…1, 2, 3 (Selecting Test Data).
12. How Long Can This Go On? (Pretest Loops).
13. Do It, Then Ask Permission (Posttest Loops).
14. Let Me Count the Ways (Counter Loops).
15. I'm On the Inside; You're On the Outside (Nested Loops).
16. I Hear You Are Breaking Up (Sub Procedures).
17. Talk to Me (Function Procedures).
18. A Ray of Sunshine (One-Dimensional Arrays).
19. Parallel and Dynamic Universes (More on One-Dimensional Arrays).
20. Table Tennis, Anyone? (Two-Dimensional Arrays).
21. Building Your Own Structure (Structures).
22. I'm Saving For the Future (Sequential Access Files).
23. The String Section (String Manipulation).
24. I'm Suffering from Information Overload (Access Databases).
25. This Missing "LINQ" (Querying a Database).
26. I Love This Class (Creating a Class).
27. Getting Web-Ified (Web Applications).

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Additional Review Questions and Exercises have been added to each chapter.
  • NEW! The Web application chapter is now in the book rather than online.
  • NEW! Designed for the different learning styles: videos for visual and auditory learners, and tutorial sections and Want More Info? files for kinesthetic learners.
  • NEW! Can be purchased with Microsoft Visual Basic 2010. Contact your sales representative for more information.