Visual Basic | Passing arguments exercise | Process the data in a form to find how desirable someone is!

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Software ==> Visual Basic  (46 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of VB
Topic ==> Passing arguments  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> Visual Basic training
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Press CTRL + D to add the file called frmMaleOomphFactor.vb from the above folder into your project (or right click on the project and choose to add it as an existing item). 

Change your project's properties to make this the default form for your project.  When you run your project, you should see this:

Oomph factor form

The idea is that the desirability quotient updates when you change what you look like or what you drive.

Double-click on each of the two combo boxes when designing the form to create event-handlers to handle the SelectedIndexChanged event (this fires when anyone changes the value in a combo box).

In each of the event-handlers you've created call the same RecalculateDesirabilityCoefficient subroutine.  Now write this subroutine to work out the DQ of the male concerned as follows:

  Clooney Michael Osborne
Ferrari Sex god Sex god Sex god
Citroen Good husband? Good husband? Avoid
Slowly Good husband? Avoid Avoid

The subroutine should then update the lblDesirabilityQuotient  label to display the correct desirability quotient.

We don't recommend that you use this shallow and mercenary way to assess the suitability of a partner (although the algorithm isn't a bad one).

Run your application, and check that it displays the correct DQ for all possible cases. 

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