Lesson 1- OpenFileDialog and SaveFileDialog Classes
Sometimes it feels like everything we do in life is either dependant on or monitored by a computer. Indeed, most Visual Basic programs are all about data based on the things we do—things like the books we buy, the stores where we shop, and the restaurants where we eat. This data is stored in a file on the computer's hard drive, and these programs enable their users to locate and save changes to that data. By the time you finish this first lesson, you'll learn how to use the OpenFileDialog and SaveFileDialog classes to give your programs this functionality.
Lesson 2- Menus
Lesson 3- Toolbars
This lesson is all about bars, but not the kind that serve drinks. Today, we'll explore a different kind of bar—the kind that allows you to enhance your application both visually and functionally. It's called the toolbar or toolstrip, and when you finish this lesson, you'll know how to use toolbars in your applications and how to coordinate them with menus.
Lesson 4- Dialog Forms
In a movie, the leading actor or actress may be the star of the show. But rarely will one actor or actress perform all of the roles in that show. Similarly, the main form in your program may be the star, but as your applications become more sophisticated, you'll need other, helper forms. In this lesson, you'll discover an important type of helper form—the dialog form.
Lesson 5- Owned Forms and Property Procedures
In today's lesson, you'll learn about another important helper form and how to use it in your application. We're going to discuss the modeless, or owned form.
Lesson 6- Multiple Document Interface (MDI) Applications
Lesson 7- Introduction to Databases
In today's lesson, we'll begin our journey into the world of databases. Back in Lesson 1, we talked about how our whole lives are on computers—the books we buy, the stores where we shop, and the restaurants where we eat. This information is stored in databases, and they're what enable you to make sense of data and do useful things with it. You'll learn all about them in this lesson.
Lesson 8- Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL)
Lesson 9- Introduction to ADO.NET
While you've already learned a lot about databases in the previous two lessons, programming is about writing code. So, in today's lesson, you'll learn how to write code to access a database.
Lesson 10- Database Schema
Lesson 11- Master-Detail Tables
Lesson 12- Where Do I Go From Here?
This may be the final lesson, but it certainly isn't the end of your programming journey. Where do you go from here? In today's lesson, we'll go over all the options that are now available to you!