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Microsoft® Visual Basic Programs to Accompany Programming Logic and Design, 8th Edition

  • Jo Ann Smith
  • ISBN-10: 1285867394
  • ISBN-13: 9781285867397
  • 208 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2011, 2009
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

Learn how to transform program logic and design concepts into working programs with the outstanding supplemental handbook, VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMS TO ACCOMPANY PROGRAMMING LOGIC AND DESIGN, 8E. Specifically designed to be paired with the latest edition of Joyce Farrell's highly successful and widely used textbook, PROGRAMMING LOGIC AND DESIGN, this innovative guide, developed by experienced industry practitioner Jo Ann Smith, combines the power of Visual Basic with the popular, language-independent, logical approach of Farrell's text. Together, the two books provide an excellent opportunity for those who want to learn the fundamentals of programming in tandem with the basic concepts of a leading programming language. The guide combines clear explanations of concepts and syntax with pseudocode, complete programming examples, numerous visuals, and real-world, business-related Visual Basic code examples. Students practice concepts with both lab exercises and revised practice opportunities in each section. The logic and pseudocode for many of the lab exercises has been developed and discussed in Joyce Farrell's textbook.


  • ENGAGING LAB EXERCISES CHALLENGE STUDENTS WITH PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON WORK. Each section of every chapter provides several practical lab exercises that let students apply newly learned logic and design concepts in Visual Basic.

  • COMPLETE PROGRAMMING EXAMPLES DEMONSTRATE APPLICATIONS FROM START TO FINISH. Students see how an application is built from beginning to end. This edition's complete programming examples focus on practical business situations without requiring special mathematics or accounting knowledge.

  • CLEAR EXPLANATIONS COMBINE WITH ABUNDANT VISUALS FOR A COMPLETE LEARNING EXPERIENCE. Students understand the concepts presented with the help of proven explanations and visual examples, including figures, illustrations, and screen captures of program output.

  • TEN CONCISE CHAPTERS DIRECTLY ALIGN WITH CONTENT IN PROGRAMMING LOGIC AND DESIGN TEXT. This edition's ten chapters work seamlessly with both the Comprehensive and Introductory versions of Farrell's PROGRAMMING LOGIC AND DESIGN, 8E.

About the Author

Jo Ann Smith

An experienced industry practitioner -- she has directed a computer training company in the Chicago area and worked for nine years at AT&T Bell Laboratories -- Jo Ann Smith is currently a computer consultant in higher education. Ms. Smith previously served as Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, and taught at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Visual Basic and the Visual Basic Programming Environment.
Chapter 2: Variables, Constants, Operators, and Writing Programs Using Sequential Statements.
Chapter 3: Writing Structured Visual Basic Programs.
Chapter 4: Writing Programs That Make Decisions.
Chapter 5: Writing Programs Using Loops.
Chapter 6: Using Arrays in Visual Basic Programs.
Chapter 7: File Handling and Applications.
Chapter 8: Advanced Array Techniques.
Chapter 9: Advanced Modularization Techniques.
Chapter 10: Creating a Graphical User Interface (GUI) Using the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

New to this edition

  • Fully revised and updated to align with the eighth edition of Joyce Farrell's PROGRAMMING LOGIC AND DESIGN text, both the Comprehensive and Introductory editions.
  • Features new paper and pencil exercises and lab programming exercises that provide a variety of hands-on practice opportunities.
  • Developed using Windows 8 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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