Introduction to Visual Basic Express and Windows Forms


This chapter had two main objectives. First, it covered the basics of Visual Basic programming for Windows forms. Second, it presented a series of samples that illustrated several typical kinds of tasks suitable for development with VBE. Among the major topics this chapter addressed were
  • VBE data types, including

  • In-depth coverage of how to use them in Dim statements and assignment statements

  • Samples and best practices for converting between data types

  • A couple of calculator samples, including a four-function calculator

  • Runtime error processing via the Catch...Try...Finally statement

  • File processing techniques, including

  • Coverage of how to simplify file processing with the My namespace

  • A project explorer for learning about the paths and files in a solution

  • A fixed-width column reader for reading SQL Server Express result sets


Data Type Assignment Statement Runtime Error String Variable Window Form 
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