|Visual Basic 2005, Introduction - Online
Why is Visual Basic the most widely used programming language for creating Windows applications? Because it's easier to learn and faster to use than most other programming languages.
If you're a Visual Basic programmer who wants to go beyond the introductory level to create the sophisticated and powerful programs business users need, this course is for you. You'll learn the in-demand programming skills you need to get new work in the business world, with a specific emphasis on database applications.
You'll begin your studies by discovering how to enrich the graphical user interface with custom menus and toolbars. You'll then explore multiple form applications, starting with built-in dialog controls, and then turning to helper forms and Multiple Document Interface applications.
After that, you'll gain a better understanding of databases. You'll find out how to access and modify data with data-bound controls, ADO .NET, and Structured Query Language (SQL). And we'll finish up with a survey of other areas you might be interested in studying, including information on additional SQL functionality, Web applications, and XML.
Visual Basic 2005 (free Express version can be downloaded from Microsoft); Internet access, e-mail, and Netscape or Firefox or Internet Explorer Web browser. Please be sure to install this software on your computer before the course begins. This course is not suitable for Macintosh users.
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