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MS Applications Using Visual BASIC

CST 273

MS Applications Using Visual BASIC

CST 273

Course Description

Prerequisite: CST 171, CST 173, and one of the following: CST 133W, CST 134, CST 155. Emphasizes writing advanced applications in the windows environment using visual basic. Discusses linking to other windows applications, manipulating databases, and handling run-time errors. Includes creating user-friendly executable applications. Credit may be earned in CST 273 or CIS 241, but not both. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate a high degree of Visual Basic programming skill which can be transferred to programming production applications.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate proper usage of skills learned in prerequisite Visual Basic courses.
  • Use properties, events, methods, statements and Visual Basic program instructions to solve a problem.
  • Manage a Visual Basic project by proper use of the project Window.
  • Compare and contrast graphic controls and Visual Basic controls.
  • Code Visual Basic instructions for file handling in the random and binary methods of processing.

Create structured, well written code that is neat and accurate.

Objectives:

  • Identify controls and manipulate properties by using correct control naming conventions and coded statements and methods.
  • Use graphic controls and Visual Basic controls to solve a problem.
  • Use constants and global, local and static variables to solve a problem.
  • Use the Set-up Wizard on 32 bit platforms.

Apply logic to coding production in computer applications to analyze and solve problems.

Objectives:

  • Design and develop complex state transition diagrams.
  • Independently design a graphical user interface
  • Produce advanced print formatting using the Format function and the Print form method.
  • Handle run-time errors and eliminate logic and coding errors using Visual Basic debugging techniques.
  • Access and manipulate databases with Visual Basic.
  • Interface with other applications in the windows environment by using: