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Classroom training -  Introduction to VB.NET

Classroom Training

Visual Basic for Beginners

Available as classroom training course only

£695 + VAT for most venues (£795 + VAT for London)

2 days

This introductory course focuses on how to write programs in Visual Basic (called VB by its friends, and also VB.NET). Forget about the user interface (this two-day course does), but learn instead how to use conditions, loops, error-trapping and all of the other standard VB programming techniques.

We don't have any dates scheduled for this course, but we may well consider adding them - it's always worth asking.

Alternatively, you could enquire about running the course in your office or even (if available) as a tailored online course.

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Basics of forms

  • Creating basic forms
  • Form events

Coding in VB.NET

  • Writing routines
  • Commenting and uncommenting
  • Using code regions

Variables and constants

  • Defining variables
  • Scope of variables
  • Constants

Covered if time allows If time

Enumerations

  • Creating enumerations
  • Changing integer values

Testing conditions

  • IF, ELSE and END IF
  • Using SELECT CASE

Passing arguments

  • Writing modular code
  • ByRef and ByVal
  • Creating functions

Using arrays

  • Defining arrays
  • Using arrays to split text

Loops

  • Fixed number of iterations
  • Looping UNTIL or WHILE
  • Looping over collections

Working with files

  • Streamreaders and streamwriters
  • Defining scope with USING
  • FileInfo / DirectoryInfo

Debugging

  • Debugging applications
  • Stepping through code
  • Defining breakpoints

Error trapping

  • TRY / CATCH
  • The DEBUG.PRINT statement

Lists

  • The wonderful VB list
  • Adding and removing items
  • Finding items

Creating properties

  • Types of property
  • Writing properties

Although it's not a pre-requisite, you'll find this course much easier if you've already done some programming in another language.

Why Choose Us?

Sample customer feedback

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts (note that some of these reviews may be for our online courses).

"Really worth while course. Very glad I did it. Brilliant trainer, would recommend to anyone. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Great feedback on your website. Great location and course choice/content. Very good value for money."

Duncan Barber (DBS Datamarketing Ltd)

"Great content, very informative, well structured. Manager recommended this course."

Holly Palmer (Derbyshire County Council)

"Really useful course. Excellent trainer; he paced the day well and even with the challenge of online training he was able to keep everyone engaged and made sure to reach out to ensure no-one was struggling/falling behind. The content was useful and gave a good grasp of the system and all the capabilities."

Rebecca Hughes (Mizkan Euro Ltd)

"Excellent course - great content, delivery, manual & lunches!"

Helen Goodall (The Kings School, Chester)

"Excellent organisation, manuals are great, fantastic trainer. Used Wise Owl previously (and would definitely use again.) The course was chosen as it provided the ideal content for our requirements to produce reporting dashboards."

Julian Hill (Marley Ltd)

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