MIS 304 Exam 1 Study Guide

MIS 304 Exam 1 Study Guide - MIS 304 Exam One Study Guide...

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MIS 304: Exam One Study Guide Chapter 1: “Fundamentals of Design and Programming – Starting from Scratch” Terms : Algorithm – description of a program Bugs - mistakes Code Window – where the code is written Compile – converting the form and your code into computer language, create the executable program, and save it Controls – the basic tools for designing your interface Debugging – process of removing mistakes / bugs Declarations – tell the computer what type of data you have for your program Design Time – when the program is dev., interface is created, and the code is written Developer – the person that develops the specifications, designs the program, creates the algorithm, writes the code, and tests the program Events – in a program, include the ways a user interacts with the computer Form – what the user sees when they run the program Form Window – where the form is designed Handle – small squares on a selected control that allow the developer to resize a control; handles indicate what control is currently selected Input – puts data into the computer IntelliSense – intuitive collection of features programmed into VB IDE. Keeps track of all variables, buttons, etc and suggests things to type/add as you type Interface- what the user sees when program runs Keywords – also called reserved words; words in VB that have a special function and cannot be used as variables or control names Objects – controls, building blocks for a program Object-oriented, event-driven programming – means that a program was written with objects and is controlled by user events Output – results , the answers of a program Procedure – a block of code that completes a specific task Processing – the task the program does Program – set of directions for the computer to complete a task Programmer – person writing the program Programming – giving computer direction for completing a task Properties Window – contains a list of properties for each control Repetition – allow the computer to repeat the same series of steps Runtime – when the program is running Selection – enable the computer to make decisions Sequence – order of commands in a program Solution Explorer- contains a list of files and forms in your project Start Page – the page that displays when you open VB. Has a place for recent projects you have had open and also has access to online help / tutorials Toolbox – contains the controls used to build the user interface User – the person that uses the finished program User Interface – what the user uses to interact with the computer Variable- a storage location for numbers and text. This is where your data is stored during runtime. Must declare these first. Concepts:
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course MIS 304 taught by Professor Mote during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.

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