Covers how Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET can be harnessed to meet the needs of scientist and engineers
Shows how to us VB and VB .NET to solve classic algorithms that are relevant to real-world scientific environments
Shows readers how to program nontrivial applications and provides examples of how to craft professional-looking GUIs for scientific graphics and data presentation
Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET for Scientists and Engineers begins with an overview of the Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET IDEs, their important characteristics, and how the development environments can be manipulated to suit developers' needs. After a solid discussion of VB and VB .NET forms, controls, and namespaces, Christopher Frenz shows readers how to put controls to work by making use of the different control events.
Once this introductory material has been covered, readers are introduced to the different data types that Visual Basic supports, with special attention paid to the various numerical data types and their uses. Frenz then takes an in-depth look at the various numerical and logical operators and their precedence. Readers explore VB's loop structures via practical examples.
Frenz later delves into topics such as designing GUIs, programming customized spreadsheets, and debugging. Along the way, readers learn about the all-important file handling and data acquisition techniques, as well as how to graphically display their data. Readers are also introduced to more advanced topics, including mathematical modeling, and to the new, rapidly growing field of bioinformatics.
Christopher Frenz - Christopher M. Frenz is currently a graduate student in biochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he uses artificial neural networks to model biological systems. He holds degrees in biology and chemical engineering from Manhattan College and has over 10 years of programming experience. In addition to Visual Basic, he is also proficient in FORTRAN and Pascal, and is a contributing editor to the journal Inside Visual Basic.
Chapter 1: Overview of VB and the VB Development Environment
Chapter 2: Working with Winforms
Chapter 3: Controls and Their Uses
Chapter 4: Variables, Data Types and Operators
Chapter 5: Arrays and Loop Structures
Chapter 6: Built-in Functions
Chapter 7: Writing Your Own Functions and Procedures
Chapter 8: Getting Data from External Sources
Chapter 9: Programming Your Own Spreadsheets
Chapter 10: Scientific Graphics
Chapter 11: Debugging and Error Handling
Chapter 12: Package and Deploying Your Application
Chapter 13: Mathematical Modeling
Chapter 14: Bioinformatics
Chapter 15: Web-Based Applications