Module 1: Introduction
This lesson introduces Visual Basic .NET and explains how it fits into the .NET platform. It explains how to use the programming tools in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and provides enough practice so that students can create their first application in Visual Basic .NET.
Module 2: Fundamental Programming Concepts
This lesson explains fundamental programming concepts, including event-driven programming, classes, objects, properties, methods, and events. This lesson also explains how to use forms and controls to create a user interface. This includes the following: how to create a form, set properties, call methods, and write code for events; how to add controls to a form; how to manage multiple forms; how to use message boxes; how to use naming conventions; and how to format and document code.
Module 3: Variables and Scope
This lesson explains how to name, declare, assign values to, and use variables and constants. It explains how to declare variables with different levels of scope, how to create your own data structures, and how to convert variable values from one data type to another. It also describes how to store data in an array.
Module 4: Working with Procedures
This lesson describes how to create and use Sub and Function procedures, including predefined functions, and how to structure code for increased reusability.
Module 5: Control Structure
This lesson explains how to implement decision structures and loop structures to control program output and execution.
Module 6: Input Validation
This lesson explains how to validate user input at both the field level and the form level. It describes how to handle invalid input by providing error messages and guiding users through the process of finding and fixing errors.
Module 7: Error Handling
This lesson explains types of errors that can occur in a program and explains how to use the debugging tools provided with Visual Basic .NET to help diagnose and correct the errors. These tools include the Visual Studio .NET debugger, debugging windows, and structured exception handling.
Module 8: Enhancing the User Interface
This lesson explains how to create menus, status bars, and toolbars to enhance the usability of an application.
Module 9: Application Deployment
This lesson explains how to deploy applications by using Visual Studio .NET. The lesson also describes deployment options available in Visual Basic .NET, and how to create and configure a setup project for a Windows-based application