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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).

"We had a great trainer and extremely knowledgeable. He kept up a great energy throughout the 2 days and tailored the course to what we were most interested in."

Stefan Store (Moneybarn Limited)

"Really enjoyed the course. Great pace. Learnt loads of useful tips. Looking forward to advanced course. Great website."

Nicola Leah (Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.)

"Trainer was very engaging. Content was well thought out and relative. Good to keep the material to look at afterwards."

Ian Wilson (NHS Pension Scheme)

"Probably the most engaging course I've done."

Jo Wright (Derby and Burton Hospitals NHS FT)

"Really good course. The trainer was brilliant! Really engaging and clear on instructions. Clearly very skilled and adapted course to suit our need & questions - changing course structure and examples as we went to suit us - really well done! Specific VBA advanced course ie not advanced excel in VBA."

Jonathan Nolan (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

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