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Loop The Loop (For Loop)

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The basic structure of a For Loop

For {Current} As {Type} = {From} To {UpTo} Step {Stepping}



{Current} = Variable
{From} = Constant or Variable
{UpTo} = Constant or Variable
{Stepping} = Constant or Variable

Writing a loop that goes from 1 to 10

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Recursive Methods.

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Recursive Methods are method that called themselves from with the body of their definition.

Lets do the classic Fibonacci
 Public Function Fib(ByVal x As Integer) As Integer  If x < 1 Then Return 0  Return Fib(x - 1) + x End Function

To see how it works lets step through it manually.

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Project 4: Methods (Functions)

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Function are like Subroutines which can also return a value.

The Layout of a Function.

Function Method_Name( Parameters ) As Type
 { Code of Function }
  Return {Object or Value}
End Function
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Project 3: Methods (Subroutines)

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Methods (Subroutines)

There are two basic types of method in VB.NET, the Subroutine and the Function.

Using Methods lets you break up code, into separate reusable sections (Methods) of code.

The difference between is this
A Function returns a value, whereas a Subroutine doesn't.

You have been using a Subroutines, without knowing.

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Comparison Operators
These operations compare the relative values of the items being compared.
Takes: ObjectA Comparison_Operand ObjectB
Returns: Boolean (Note: This is Generally True, but not always. Why is for a later Post.)

=    Equals To

The simplest of them. Do this equal that?
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Boolean Logic Operators
Evaluates the opposite value. This called Negation.

A      Z
False  True
True   False

Dim A As Boolean = FalseIf Not A Then Console.WriteLine("A was False")End If

When A and B are both True value is True, otherwise value is False.

A      B      Z
False  ...
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Conditionals (IF Statements)

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So far the code you have seen has been very simple, today I'm going to introduce a new concept.
That concept is conditionals.


A conditional is an expression that when is evaluated returns a Boolean (True or False).

The most basic structure for a conditional is that of the IF statements

If {Condition Exp...
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Project 2: Variables

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Defining a Variable

Dim {Variable Name} As {Type}

What this saying is reserve me a piece of memory big enough to store an object of this type and name a reference to that location with the variable name.

Module Module1  Sub Main()    Console.WriteLine("Variables")    Dim A As Integer   End SubEnd Module
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Your First Project: Hello World.

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Your First Project.
For your first introduction to code, I going to choose the Console Application.
This is so you can learn the basics of the language.

Change the Project Name to Hello World
Select project type: Console Application
Click OK
And type the follow piece of code into the code window.

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Getting Started

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Getting Started.

If you haven't installed the 2010 Express Edition, please go back to the previous blog post.

When the VB10 Express IDE is started the first screen presented to you is the start page.

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