Learning to Program in VB

A zero to hero approach for GCSE and beyond

This book is a straightforward guide to the Visual Basic programming language and programming techniques. It covers all of the practical programming skills that may be required up to GCSE level and for those at AS Level with limited exposure to VB. It is suitable for both experienced programmers, students or individuals with very little or no programming experience in other languages. 

It teaches basic syntax and programming techniques and introduces a number of useful features such as:

  • Developing graphical user interfaces (GUIs) with the visual designer in visual studio.
  • SQLite, which enables the creation and processing of a database from within a Visual Basic .NET program. This provides an alternative to writing to a text file when data needs to be stored and retrieved.
  • The Visual Studio debugger, which can be used to help find elusive logic errors.

Questions and exercises are included in every chapter. Answers to these as well as over 120 VB programs for all the examples and exercises given in the book are provided in a free pack downloadable pack.

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136 pages 24.6 × 18.9 × 0.9 cm ISBN 9781910523186 Published December 2019

  • Great graphics, clear key terms and explanations, and great inclusion of questions and exemplar responses. We have shopped around over the last couple of years, but I think we have now found our 'go to' book!

    Jackie Plewes Head of Design & Technology
    Denstone College

  • Just received my copy in the post! It looks even better in the flesh - thank you!

    Amanda Moffat Department of Design and Technology
    Alderman Peel High School

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