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Visually Learn Visual Basic .NET in 12 Hours

3.4 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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The 9 Lessons in this twelve-hour course aim to make you productive with Visual Basic .NET even if you have no prior .NET experience. An introductory lesson on the .NET Framework and Visual Basic .NET leads to four more lessons that drill down on core Visual Basic .NET programming techniques. Three additional lessons illustrate how to apply your Visual Basic .NET programming skills to creating solutions with Windows forms and controls. A concluding pair of lessons illustrates how to use Visual Basic .NET to solve practical problems with ADO.NET and XML.

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Lesson 1: Getting the Basics
Lesson 2: Types, Procedures and Conditional Statements
Lesson 3: Loops, Arrays and Exception Handling
Lssson 4: Strings, Dates and Classes
Lesson 5: File Processing, Class Inheritance and Events
Lesson 6: Form1, Buttons, Text Boxes and Formatting
Lesson 7: Drill-down on Selected Windows Form Controls
Lesson 8: Working with Multiple Windows Forms
Lesson 9: ADO.NET

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Product Details

  • Actors: Rick Dobson
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: D.V. Press
  • DVD Release Date: March 1, 2004
  • Run Time: 720 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002L1F06
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #527,051 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Think of this as a City College-level class, but subtract all ability to communicate back to the instructor for any clarification. I'm not knocking City College - I've taken many courses at them so I know of what I speak - but a formal university education it is not. The same applies to this DVD set; you will learn the subject matter but other education sources yield a higher-quality outcome.
As many others have noted, the sound quality is horrid. Compare it to making an internet phone call using nothing but a cheap mic attached to your web-cam; sounds like he is talking into a soup can. You're also hit with annoying transition slides - loud & weirdly timed slides - where after jolted by the volume shift, you sit and look at them for what seems like forever. Too bad the same length isn't applied to the informational slides; those are usually presented without enough time to read half of it. I spent a lot of time on the pause button, greatly extending the "1 hour" lesson window.
The instructor also presents in a way that makes you wonder if he rehearsed at all before creating the Final Take. He also makes a few verbal "typos" which can make you need to rewind to figure out what he actually meant. The labs could have been better structured; you are referred to the slides (included PDF Files) for complete instructions, but the slides present minimal information and are in a quasi step-by-step rather than a goal oriented format; many times you have to look at the solution just to figure out what the problem was. And lastly, the source code, although on the DVD, is not clearly organized and the instructor never clearly tells you where to go to load whichever demo solution he is working with.
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By A Customer on April 11, 2004
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I never thought about it much before using this DVD, but I guess that I am a visual kind of learner. Show me something that works. Then, show me how to do it. That's what this DVD does for a broad range of Visual Basic .NET topics. I also liked it that the solution folders that I saw work were on the DVD for me to copy into my computer.
The early lessons introduce some .NET fundamentals and demonstrate how to leverage your existing VB/VBA background to quickly get started creating solutions with Visual Basic .NET. Later lessons deal with content that is unique to .NET. I never programmed custom classes much -- especially with events. However, this DVD presented the topic in a way that didn't intimidate me. Instead, the DVD empowered me. Heck, I even learned class inheritance. After viewing this DVD, I feel like a pretty "classy" VB.NET programmer.
Several lessons drilled down on creating solutions with Windows forms -- one of the new forms introduced with the .NET Framework. The DVD taught me how to add controls to a form, create multiple forms in the same project, format both the forms and their controls, pass data between forms, and create main, switchboard forms that let users navigate to other forms in my solutions.
The DVD ended with a lesson on using VB.NET and ADO.NET with Windows forms. I liked what I saw, but I am hungry for more on this topic (ADO.NET). I guess it's time for me to get the other DVD by Rick Dobson from DV Press titled Programming Visual Basic .NET and ADO.NET with SQL Server and Access.
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Greetings fellow developers,
Once again DV Press has produced a solid title that satisfies the .Net needs of the development community! If you are brand new to VB.Net this DVD is for you. The product also has enough information in it to be quite useful for more experienced developers as well! I personally found the event handling, conditional code compilation, and a few other key areas to entail some knowledge that I did not previously have.
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN VB.NET, "CONGRATS", BECAUSE YOUR ABOUT TO!
Best Wishes,
Sincerely,
Derek Comingore
Senior Software Engineer
MCP/MCDBA/PSP
Advanced Information Services
US Govt. Division
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I was looking for some videos to supplement a class that I was taking in VB.Net. I tried to like this video, but I couldn't. In this series, Rick Dobson lectures from his desk. His voice is so low that you have to turn the volume way up to hear him. But then, BAM!!! You are hit with extremely loud music every few minutes! The sound mixing for this DVD set is the worst that I ever experienced.

I could only tolerate about an hour of this torture before I finally gave up on it.
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By A Customer on April 4, 2004
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This dvd is pretty unprofessional in its content. The volume during the speaking parts is very low although the music is very loud. The scenes look like they were shot once then they moved on to the next topic. Rick seems to stumble and mumble throughout the dvd, and it makes the dvd very hard to follow. All in all this dvd turns something that should be fairly easy and straight forward into something very confusing. Although if you do manage to pull a few concepts or if it clears something up in which you had a question with then i guess its worth it. Just try not to follow too closely or it might get you confused.
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