Free eBook “VB for Very Bright Kids” from Microsoft. Writing programs is Fun! This e-book will have you coding your very own Visual Basic programs in no time! With fun cartoons and easy to follow code samples, you’ll be creating your own inventions in no time! The book is divided into 5 Parts.
Are We Allowed To Have Fun Here ?
I suspect I know what you’re thinking … “I want to write a program and I want to write it now! Coding is the cool part; I don’t want to read half the book before I can write my first program. In fact, this sentence is getting too long already – I want to get going!”
Truthfully, I’ve yet to meet a programmer who can resist diving in – after all, if you bought a new bike, would you sit down and read the book first? Quite likely not – you’d leap aboard, take it for a spin, fall on your face and only later discover the fact that the brakes on this model are opposite to the usual conventions.
So let’s make a deal. We’ll dive right in within this first chapter. Once you’ve installed the software, you can run some of the sample programs and, if you’re feeling brave, perhaps even try modifying them.
But the code will look strange and won’t make much sense – you’ll be riding blind – and when you make a small mistake you’ll be clueless as to what’s wrong and how to fix it. It just won’t work and you won’t know why. That’s when you know it’s time to start studying the theory like a pro. Don’t become discouraged when something doesn’t work, and give up. When that time comes, read the rest of the book; okay?
The Really Important Part
In programming, as in all other professions, the people who achieve the most are those who love what they do. If you enjoy your programming, you’ll find it hard to stop yourself learning new things. Your need to know will drive you forward and studying further will just be something that happens along the way.
So, above all, enjoy yourself as you master the world of Visual Basic programming!
Table of Contents
- Getting Started
- Learning to Communicate
- The Visual Basic Language
- Programming with the .NET Framework
- Beyond This Book.
Format(s): HTML, DOC
File size: 3.48 MB
Number of pages: 162
Link: Download or read online.