Course Outline

An Introduction to VB.Net
Series: VB.Net
Weeks: 8
Cost: $200
CEU Credits: 3.0


VB.Net is an industry tool of choice for software development in today's corporate environment. This 8 week course is for aspiring programmers who have had no previous exposure to programming, and would like to be able to write their own VB.Net programs. Experienced programmers are welcome also!


  • To examine Microsoft Windows behavior
  • To become comfortable with the Visual Basic.Net IDE
  • To learn what a Visual Basic property is
  • To learn some of the major properties of a Visual Basic Form
  • To learn what a Visual Basic method is
  • To learn what a Visual Basic event is
  • To learn the major controls contained in the Visual Basic.Net toolbox
  • To learn 'where' program code in a Visual Basic program is written
  • To learn the importance of Data in a computer programmer
  • To learn what a variable and a constant is
  • To learn the VB.Net Data types
  • To learn what operations can be performed on VB.Net data
  • To learn what a VB.Net Selection structure is
  • To learn the VB.Net If statement
  • To learn the VB.Net Case Statement
  • To learn what a loop is and why it's important in your program
  • To learn what a For...Next Loop is used for
  • To learn about the family of Do...Loops
  • To learn what String Manipulation means and what it can be used for
  • To learn basic File Manipulation Operations in VB.Net
  • To learn how to create a menu in VB.Net
  • To learn how to create an Array in  VB.Net
  • To learn the difference between a one-dimensional and a multi-dimensional array
  • To learn how to enable Error Handling in a VB.Net program
  • To learn how to read from, and write to, the Windows Registry


  • No prerequisites.




  • Any version of Visual Basic.Net

Table of Contents

Week 1:  Getting Started, What is a Computer Program, Getting Comfortable with Visual Basic
  • Programming the Easy Way
  • The Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • What is a Computer?
  • What makes a computer program run.
  • An In-depth Look at Windows
  • The Visual Basic Environment
  • The Visual Basic IDE
  • The Visual Basic Toolbox
Week 2:  Programming is Easy, Building the User Interface
  • Less is Best
  • Visual Basic Properties, Methods, and Events
  • Visual Basic Controls
Week 3:  A First Look At Coding
  • The old days...
  • Event Driving Programming
  • Writing Code
  • Program Comments
  • A Visual Basic Code Overview
  • The Visual Basic Debugger
Week 4:  Data, Selection Structures
  • Computer Data
  • Variables and Constants
  • Variable Declaration
  • Operations on Data
  • Selection Structures
  • The If...Then Statement
  • The Case Statement
Week 5:  Loops
  • What's a Loop
  • For...Next Loops
  • Do...Loops
Week 6:  String Manipulation, File Operations
  • What is a String?
  • String Concatenation
  • Breaking Strings Apart
  • Disk File Operations
  • Writing Data to a Disk File
  • Reading Data from a Disk File
Week 7:  Finishing the User Interface, Arrays
  • Drop-Down Menus
  • The MsgBox Function
  • What's an Array
  • Declaring and Initializing an Array
  • Static and Dynamic Arrays
  • Adding Data to an Array
  • Single and Multidimensional Arrays
Week 8:  Error Handling, Customizing Your Program
  • Common Beginner Errors
  • Runtime Errors/Logic Errors
  • VB.Net Error Handling
  • Writing to the Windows Registry
  • Reading from the Windows Registry
  • Creating Custom Sub Procedures

  John Smiley  



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