Visual Basic is the most widely used programming language for creating Windows applications. It is easy to learn and doesn't require you to memorize difficult commands like other programming languages. In this course, you'll learn how to write Windows applications and programs using the Visual Basic programming language and the Visual Basic development environment.
- Understand event procedures, find out how to write the code for them, and learn how to view and change object properties at run time through code.
- Learn about different data types and see how to create and use variables and constants.
- Understand how to use assignment and arithmetic operators to harness the computer's calculating ability.
- Learn how to use relational and logical operators to make and combine comparisons.
- Use procedures (both subroutines and functions) to organize your code.
- Learn about exceptions—how to avoid them and how to handle the ones that occur to prevent runtime errors from crashing your application.
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Requirements: Visual Basic, free Express edition (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins) 2010 or 2012 versions; Computer with Windows XP (2010 version only), Vista (2010 version only), Windows 7 (2010 and 2012 versions), Windows 8 (2010 and 2012 versions), Server 2003 (2010 version only), Server 2008 (2010 and 2012 versions) or 2012 Server (2010 and 2012 versions); Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins (two free and simple downloads you obtain at http://www.adobe.com/downloads by clicking Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader).
Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users (unless through software such as Boot Camp, Parallels or the like you can run the Windows OS on your Mac OS X machine). Prior programming education or experience is not a prerequisite.
Students with Visual Basic 2008 will be supported in the Discussion Areas.
You will need to create a login for your online classroom. Go to www.ed2go.com/ksuconed. Find your course by browsing the catalog or using the search bar. Click the ‘Add to Cart’ button (this site does not accept payments - you will not be charged here). Select your start date and then create a Username and Password. You must make an 80 or higher on the final exam (online) to successfully complete the course. You may only take the exam once.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-3114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.