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1 Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 CHAPTER ONE Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Programming
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1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Programming 2 Introduction The set of instructions that directs a computer to perform tasks is called computer software , or a computer program
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1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Programming 3 Introduction Computer hardware is the physical equipment associated with a computer
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1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Programming 4 Introduction The basic function of many computer programs is to accept input data , manipulate the data ( process ), and create output data or information
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1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Programming 5 Introduction In order for the computer to execute a program: Program and data must be placed in the computer’s random access memory (RAM) The central processing unit (CPU) can access the instructions in the program and the data in RAM to perform activities directed by the program RAM is volatile memory
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1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Programming 6 Introduction Saving , or storing , data refers to placing the data or software electronically on a storage medium Hard disk Universal Serial Bus (USB) drive Persistent data (non-volatile) remains available even after the computer power is turned off
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1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Programming 7 Event-Driven Computer Programs with a Graphical User Interface Most Visual Basic 2010 programs are event- driven programs that communicate with the user through a graphical user interface (GUI) A GUI usually consists of a window, containing a variety of objects An event means the user has initiated an action that causes the program to perform the type of processing called for by the user’s action
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1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Programming 8 Basic Program Operations Input User enters data Arithmetic Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division Logical Comparisons Output Useful information (on screen, file, print) Saving Software and Data Saves on disks, executes from RAM
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1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Programming 9 Visual Basic 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 Visual Studio 2010 is an integrated development environment (IDE) Provides services and tools that enable a developer to code, test, and implement a single program or series of programs Includes other programming languages (not only VB) Visual Basic 2010 has programming rules , or syntax , that the developer must precisely follow. Refer to page 18 for a description of the Visual Studio window. Solution Explorer, Properties, Toolbox, etc.
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1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Basic 2010 Programming 10 .NET Framework 4.0 .NET technologies and products were designed to work together to allow businesses to connect information, people, systems, and devices through software The .NET Framework provides tools and processes developers can use to produce and run programs .NET class library ADO.NET ASP.NET Common Language Runtime
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