Best Reference Books – Visual Basic Programming

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We have compiled a list of Best Reference Books on Visual Basic Programming Subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges.

Here is the full list of best reference books on Visual Basic Programming.

We have put a lot of effort into researching the best books for reference on this subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains a review of these books and links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

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1. “Beginning Visual Basic Programming” by Iducate Learning Technologies

“Beginning Visual Basic Programming” Book Review: The book will be suitable for the beginners, seeking basic programming knowledge. The chapters of this book cover various concepts like VB skills in web programming, console programming, and of course Windows Phone 7 apps programming. The topics like first VB application, variables, input and output using arithmetic in VB, boolean logic, If-Else and switch statements, strings, loops, objects methods, managing multiple objects, arrays, exception handling, inheritance, namespaces, and GUI programming are discussed in detail. This book is an excellent resource for students, beginners, engineers and professionals related to VB programming.

2. “Stephens’ Visual Basic Programming” by Rod Stephens

“Stephens’ Visual Basic Programming” Book Review: The book begins with the very basics of Visual Programming and then gradually moves to complicated aspects. It is a well-written and reader-friendly piece of text. The concepts and hands-on techniques are explained from a practical perspective. The chapters cover topics like visual studio, IDE controls, variables and calculations, program statements, and system interactions. The book encourages learning with video screencasts and supplemental materials. It also consists of DVDs to make the session interactive.

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3. “Programming in Visual Basic 2010” by Julia Case Bradley

“Programming in Visual Basic 2010” Book Review: This book is an excellent resource for students and beginners to learn programming in visual basics. The book provides easy-to-grab knowledge to the readers. It describes object oriented programming language. The book is a rich source of information, featuring various examples, feedback questions, and programming examples. Various case studies and exercises are included in this book, thus enabling the readers in successful applications of featured concepts.

4. “Programming in Visual Basic 2010” by Jim McKeown

“Programming in Visual Basic 2010” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring latest theory and examples in Visual Basic Programming. This book will be beneficial for the beginners with little or null programming experience. The initial section of the book describes topics like input, processing, output, sequence, selection, and repetition in code development, files, IO and arrays. The final section covers objects, event programming, and databases. The book is supported by various programming examples and exercises, case studies, and tutorials. A chapter dedicated to ‘fixing a program’ is included in this book for better understanding of the readers.

5. “An Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2010” by David I Schneider

“An Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2010” Book Review: The book aims at introducing programming with a perspective and applications of visual basic. For providing relatable content and practical knowledge to the readers, the book contains real-world examples, section-ending exercises, case studies, and programming projects. This book is best for both students and instructors. It will be an asset for the individuals with no prior computer programming knowledge and experience.

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6. “Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA” by John Walkenbach

“Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA” Book Review: This book is an excellent resource for the students, beginners, and instructors who are seeking knowledge on excel power programming with visual basics. It is a well-structured and compact piece of work, describing the use of a professional spreadsheet application for enhancing one’s Excel experience. The book features development of Excel applications and provides a complete introduction to VB. The concepts and methodologies like Excel interface, formatting worksheets, interacting with other Office applications, working with collaboration tools, and using sample workbooks are thoroughly explained. The book enables the readers to create user-oriented applications and modify shortcut menus.

7. “Visual Basic 2015 in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself” by James Foxall

“Visual Basic 2015 in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself” Book Review: The book covers all the important points and concepts for building a complete, reliable, and modern Windows application with Microsoft Visual Basic. The chapters of this book focus on explaining work with objects, collections, and events, and build attractive and highly-functional user interfaces, forms, controls, modules, and procedures, and program databases. The book lays an emphasis on the process of decision making in code using powerful object-oriented techniques. It will be an excellent resource for students, beginners, engineers and professionals that teaches all the essentials about VB programming.

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8. “Visual Basic Programming By Examples” by Sergey Skudaev

“Visual Basic Programming By Examples” Book Review: The book describes the process of designing and creating a database in MS Access. The chapters of this book features creation of tables and queries, use of Windows API function, and conversion of VB programs for using them only in the Visual Basic development environment. The book contains various examples, screenshot images, and applications of featured topics and concepts. This book is best for novice programmers with little or null programming experience with Visual Basic.

9. “Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 2015” by Diane Zak
10. “Excel VBA Programming For Dummies” by John Walkenbach

“Excel VBA Programming For Dummies” Book Review: The book is an updated and revised piece of work featuring the latest theory in Excel VBA programming for dummies. The book describes essential elements and concepts for programming with Excel, discovering techniques for handling errors and exterminating bugs, working with range objects, and controlling program flow in detail. The chapters of this book feature many techniques for developing custom dialog boxes, toolbars, and menus. The book also provides clear-cut and precise instructions for creating VBA macros to maximize productivity. This book is an excellent resource for students and beginners to learn programming in visual basics for applications.

People who are searching for Free downloads of books and free pdf copies of these books – “Beginning Visual Basic Programming” by Iducate Learning Technologies, “Stephens’ Visual Basic Programming” by Rod Stephens, “Programming in Visual Basic 2010” by Julia Case Bradley, “Programming in Visual Basic 2010” by Jim McKeown, “An Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2010” by David I Schneider, “Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA” by John Walkenbach, “Visual Basic 2015 in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself” by James Foxall, “Visual Basic Programming By Examples” by Sergey Skudaev, “Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic 2015” by Diane Zak, “Excel VBA Programming For Dummies” by John Walkenbach – we would like to mention that we don’t have free downloadable pdf copies of these good books and one should look for free pdf copies from these Authors only if they have explicitly made it free to download and read them.

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