OOP400 - Introduction to Visual Basic Net

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Subject Title
Introduction to Visual Basic Net

Subject Description
With the introduction of Microsoft's .NET Framework, there has never been a more exciting time to learn Visual Basic. This course will introduce the fundamentals of Visual Basic .NET 3.5 on visual Studio 2008. Concepts as object-oriented programming, event-driven programming fundamentals and the Visual Studio .NET Integrated Development Environment will be covered. The student will gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to develop Visual Basic .NET applications for the Microsoft .NET platform. A series of the hands-on mini-projects assist in exploring the VB .NET application program structure and design, events, procedures, control statements, language syntax, GUI development and other functionality.

Credit Status
This is a credit subject applicable towards the CPA diploma in the Computer Studies credit program as outlined in the Computer Studies Program Information Package.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Understand Visual Basic .NET language

2. Use Visual Basic .NET Integrated Development Environment

3. Incorporate Timers

4. Use shortcut Operators

5. Provide Web connectivity from within VB .NET applications

6. Understand call semantics: by value and by reference

7. Define Procedures: Subs and Functions

8. Create, initialize, access and use Arrays

9. Incorporate Timers

10. Manage multiple windows applications and identify Startup Object

11. Detect Mouse Events

12. Design and Implement Visual Basic .NET event-driven applications

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

OOP244 or Object Oriented Programming Experience 

Topic Outline

  • OOP concept review: encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism
  • The Visual Basic  .NET Integrated Development Environment
  • Problem Solving and Fundamentals of Programming in Visual Basic  .NET
  • Application Cycle: Creating a Simple Application· Variables and Data Types
  • Controls
  • Decisions
  • Repetitions
  • Shortcut Operators
  • List Boxes and Combo Boxes
  • Incorporating Timer object
  • Dialogs
  • Events and Event-Driven Paradigm: Delegates and Events
  • Procedures: Subs and Functions
  • Procedure Call semantics
  • Defining, Accessing and Using Arrays and Collection
  • Generies
  • Advanced Array Manipulation
  • File Access
  • Multiple forms management
  • Debugging
  • Web connectivity: Web Browser control*
  • Detecting Mouse events
  • Database connectivity
  • Exception handling

* Note: If you are interested in creating Web applications on the .NET Framework, please see INT422 course outline.

Mode of Instruction
In this subject, students will learn course topics through class lectures, assignments, hands-on mini-projects, reading assignments, lab sessions, walkthrough sessions and tests.

It is the student's responsibility to save documents, articles and notes that the instructor has provided on BlackBoard or in class. Students will not be able to access BlackBoard as of the last day of the student’s class.

Prescribed Texts
Murach's Visual Basic 2012
by Anne Boehm
Publisher: Murach, ISBN#9781890774738

USB key (flash drive) minimum 2 GB

Required Supplies
A USB flash drive (minimum 2GB) is required for storing the programming assignments.  The students will have access to the microcomputers during lab classes and the Microcomputer Lab during the evenings and weekends for course assignments and exercises. 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work. Written materials should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.


  • Students must retain a duplicate of all assignments.
  • Computer assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.
  • Assignments must be handed in on the scheduled due date. Late assignments are penalized.
  • For particulars, please obtain standards, dates, etc. from your instructor.

Absenteeism and Tests
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism will impact on their ability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • If you miss a test, you must provide the reason in writing to the instructor prior to the next scheduled class. If your reason is accepted, you will be permitted to write a make-up test. Otherwise, you will be given a zero for the test. You must submit an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time of expected absence and the specific reason for your absence, or other appropriate documentation.

Term Work and Final Exam
  • Students must attain a combined grade of at least 50% on term work and the final exam. Students must pass the final exam in order to pass the subject. 
  • For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Tests and Quizzes (minimum 3) 40%
Assignments (minimum 2) 25%
Final Exam 35%

Approved by: Denis Gravelle