Oct 04, 2022  

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CST 273 - MS Applications Using Visual BASIC

Credits: 2
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.

Prerequisite(s): CST 171 , CST 173  and one of the following: CST 133W , CST 134  or CST 155 .
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 30 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Demonstrate a high degree of Visual Basic programming skill which can be transferred to programming production applications.
    1. Demonstrate proper usage of skills learned in prerequisite Visual Basic courses.
    2. Use properties, events, methods, statements and Visual Basic program instructions to solve a problem.
    3. Manage a Visual Basic project by proper use of the project Window.
    4. Compare and contrast graphic controls and Visual Basic controls.
    5. Code Visual Basic instructions for file handling in the random and binary methods of processing.
  2. Create structured, well written code that is neat and accurate.
    1. Identify controls and manipulate properties by using correct control naming conventions and coded statements and methods.
    2. Use graphic controls and Visual Basic controls to solve a problem.
    3. Use constants and global, local and static variables to solve a problem.
    4. Use the Set-up Wizard on 32 bit platforms.
  3. Apply logic to coding production in computer applications to analyze and solve problems.
    1. Design and develop complex state transition diagrams.
    2. Independently design a graphical user interface
      1. Think about the problem.
      2. Think about the user.
      3. Design the diagram
      4. Create the case solution.
      5. Optimize the application.
    3. Produce advanced print formatting using the Format function and the Print form method.
  4. Handle run-time errors and eliminate logic and coding errors using Visual Basic debugging techniques.
  5. Access and manipulate databases with Visual Basic.
  6. Interface with other applications in the windows environment by using:
    1. DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange).
    2. The Windows clipboard.
    3. OLE (Object Linking and Embedding).

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