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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).

"Trainer is very knowledgeable and is able to relate many examples to the various specific industries/organisations. Recommended by colleagues."

Matthew Norman (NHS Leeds CCG)

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Our trainer, was lovely. He kept a really good pace and was very approachable and friendly (hard to get this across over Teams sometimes as well!). The content was brilliant, and left with some great ideas for how what we learnt could be used in our job. Already had completed some training with Wise Owl in the past, which was equally brilliant."

Ellie Richardson (BUPA)

"Very good course, well-enjoyed, well lectured."

Jianjun Wang (NHS South, Central and West CSU)

"Really well put together course and I came away learning lots. I found the online teaching format highly suitable and didn't feel like my learning was impacted by this. Hopefully I'll be able to refer back to some of the exercises in the near future and consolidate my understanding."

Lucas Gurney (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

"Very impressed with the documentation. The pace was good, activities fun and content was very apt. Lunch choices were great."

Neil Whitten (AXA UK)

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