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Visual Basic - Working with Statements, Methods and Data Types - Revised

Learn how to program using statements, methods, and data types in Visual Basic with this software programming course.

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This free online Visual Basic course will give you a better understanding of how to work with Statements, Methods and Data Types. A statement in Visual Basic is a complete instruction that can contain keywords, operators, variables, constants, and expressions. With this course, you will learn the most important elements of Visual Basic statements, including Declaration Statements, Executable Statements, and Assignment Statements.
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This course will first teach you about different syntax elements of Visual Basic. You will learn that statements in Visual Basic are like thoughts or complete sentences and are made up of one or more expressions. You will study the operators and operands in C as well as how expressions are used in the programming language. The course will then teach you how to set a breakpoint in your line of code as well as the uses of arrays. You will also cover defining and calling methods.

You will then study strings and iteration statements in C and learn how each of these function in the Visual Basic programming language. Working with strings is a vital skill in Visual Basic. The course will teach you how to manipulate the string to make it work exactly the way you want using the built-in functions of Visual Studio. You will then learn how to format strings for display and how to display the date and time in different formats for the end user.

By familiarizing yourself with the methods and features used throughout all levels of Visual Basic you can learn how to use this powerful tool for your programming needs. By the end of this course, you will understand the fundamentals of this tool and how to use them. This can be a great kick start for your programming career, and will open the door to many more advanced programming lessons. So why wait? Boost your professional skills, today. 

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the smaller syntax elements in Visual Basic
  • Describe the difference between an operator and an operand
  • Define what an iteration statement is
  • Describe how to set a break point in your line of code
  • Explain what arrays are
  • Define and call simple methods
  • Explain the difference between the 'do while' and 'while' iteration statement
  • Describe how to create a menu-ing system using the while loop
  • Explain how to format strings for display using the replacement syntax
  • Explain how to add and subtract values from dates
  • Define how to display different parts of a date


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