This course introduces computer programming using the Visual BASIC programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test and debug at a beginning level.
The main goal of the course is to enable the participant to create business applications with Visual Basic that utilize multi-tier application design strategy for maintainability and re-usability. The hands on exercises are focused on solving commonly encountered business problems. The course introduces the Visual Basic Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and its wealth of development tools. Students will learn to build effective user interfaces with Visual Basic controls, forms, and other GUI components. The Visual Basic language is covered in detail. Students will learn the use of the debugging and testing tools available in Visual Studio. Database access is introduced, using Visual Basic’s ADO Control and data-aware components like the Data Grid and Data Environment Designer. The course includes an introduction to object-oriented programming techniques, and using the Packaging and Deployment tool to deliver completed applications to end users.