This chapter starts off with the special design considerations that come into play for apps that can run on tablets and interact via touch screens. I also program for a hobby and on the side to make money. And although this book is designed for introductory C courses, it also works for object-oriented and database programming courses. Introductory courses For an introductory course, this book gives your students a realistic view of how Visual Studio and C are used to develop Windows Forms applications. What's more, this book gives you 50+ realistic program examples to study, as well as practice exercises for hands-on experience.
These components provide everything that other publishers provide in a way that delivers better results. It covers the basics but provides enough depth to actually design and write programs. Answers are also provided for reference in case students have difficulties completing the exercises. Download them for free from the Murach website to experiment or to reuse the code in your own programs. Now, Murach's top authors have tackled the subject, rethinking the whole approach.
But the Visual Studio environment has changed some. That includes the best techniques for handling exceptions, validating data, and debugging applications. The examples and exercises are not the trivial examples that I have found in many books over the years. I like this format because it makes it easier to find areas that I need to read without going through everything. Presentation options After your students complete the first 12 chapters of this book, you can go on to any other section in the book.
Then, they leave it up to you to figure out how to transfer these concepts to business applications. The first chapter in this section, chapter 12, presents the basic skills every student should know. They started with app creation that I could do easily. Option 1: Team editions of Visual Studio 2015 The Professional Edition and the Enterprise Edition of Visual Studio 2015 are designed for teams of developers. You can also use the Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition. Still, there are always new features to cover and improvements to make in each edition of our book! In order to write this review, I am revisiting several pieces of code that I have written in actual business applications. Section 4: Database programming The four chapters of section 4 present the essential skills for developing applications that work with databases.
And it gets you started with practical debugging techniques that you'll use all the time. I like how the topics are introduced systematically with explanations on the left and codes on the right. The format of left page detail and right page code sample is extremely useful, especially for those new to the subject matter at hand. Writing a database class cuts down on the amount of code one has to write and makes the code much more manageable. My habit is to read everything on topics that I don't know much or anything about, and just skim the right pages for topics that I'm more familiar with. Like the chapters in section 5, you can decide how much of this material to assign and in what sequence.
Chapter 2: How to write your first programs This chapter presents a starting subset of modern C++ skills that lets you write your first programs. I bought your book, and within days I was able to understand all the things I previously could not. Because the other chapters present advanced skills, you may want to be selective about which of these chapters or portions of chapters you assign. The textbook is the textbook you need for class. To make that possible, this book uses a unique instructional method that lets you set your own pace. It focuses on how to develop professional Windows Forms applications with C. Instead, it takes advantage of the higher level techniques now available that make it faster and easier for you to learn C++.
In the beginning, C++ was a hard language to learn because it required programmers to master low-level techniques to work with memory. If you want to emphasize database programming, assign all of section 4. The format helps me learn faster and easier as I don't have to flip back and forth. And it introduces you to Live Code Analysis, a powerful 2015 feature that helps you identify potential coding problems and improve your code. It even goes through making a class for all of your data retrieval and modifications. But the Visual Studio environment has changed some.
The practice exercises included in the book serve to reinforce what you have been taught while making you apply those same concepts. However, this book is at just the right level for a serious even amateur programmer!. And the chapters are designed so you can learn what you want to when you want to. And because sections 3 through 6 are modular, you can teach them in whatever sequence you prefer. Authors Joel Murach and Doug Lowe Title Microsoft Visual Basic. Anand is the author of Community Server Quickly published by Packt Publishing.
One shows how to enhance a user interface with features like menus and toolbars, while the other presents options for deploying applications. In the beginning, C++ was a hard language to learn because it required programmers to master low-level techniques to work with memory. They are examples taken from the real world of business programming. I have learned more in the 800+ pages of this book than I have reading half a dozen other books and hours of forum posts online. All of these come with everything you need to develop Windows applications, including Visual Studio, version 3.
Format was incomplete, and left out the R or r and X or x format specifiers. The content continues to evolve with the language, of course. None of them were clear and did not help me to reach the level I wanted to achieve. It is the perfect blend of teaching text and reference text. By the time your students complete chapter 7, for example, they will be able to develop bulletproof applications that do data validation and exception handling. The problems are carefully solved and explained. It also gets you started with practical debugging techniques.