In this module we are introduced to the instructor of the course and we discuss what software is required and how to use it.
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In this module we will create our first Windows Form Application using various user interface controls including labels, textboxes, buttons and pictureboxes.
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In this module we will become acquainted with naming conventions for the interface controls and how to use radiobuttons in a simple application
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In this module we look at how to use Scroll Bars and the Numeric Up Down control. Then we discuss how to use the menu control. We conclude by working with multiple forms
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In this module we will: Become acquainted with the concept of computer storage Use variables and data types (int,double/string) Work with assignment statements Create a simple program which uses assignment statements Discuss the scope of variables
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In this module we will: Work Arithmetic operators Learn about the Math class (so we can calculate square roots and powers. Learn to use the modulus operator % and integer arithmetic (eg 5/2 doesn't equal 2.5) Learn to cast...and know the difference between (double) 5/2 and (double) (5/2) Learn to convert numbers to strings and strings to numbers Create a simple Bank Savings program
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In this module we will: Learn to reference the Microsoft Visual Basic inputbox Create a program which determines the average of a set of numbers Apply the concepts learnt to solve a number of practical mathematical problems (see Resources)
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In this module we will: Create a practical applications Venus Motor Sales Learn to display numbers in currency format
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In this module we will: Practice what you have learned by trying the MathAppProblem (located in resources)
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In this module we will: Look at IF statement and write programs which utilize this structure. Guessing numbers game Ticket Sales based on age Quiz Marking program Look at relational operators == != > < Look at Boolean operators && ||
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In this Module we will: Look at a practical application of selective processing by creating a program to calculate a Gas Utility bill which uses tiered pricing.
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In this Module we will: Look at one of the ways a programmer can create a program that is user-friendly. To achieve this aim will will accept input via a dialog box. Work through examples that obtain input using Built In and User Defined (custom) Dialogs.
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In this module we will: Look at the concept of repetition (another name for loops) and its use in practical applications. Look at the use of the While Loop Look at user controlled repetition Look at counter controlled repetition
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In this module we will: work through counter controlled repetition problems work through user controlled repetition problems work through for loop problems
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In this module we will: Look at the difference between counters and accumulators Create several programs which determine averages using user controlled repetition with an inputbox using a user controlled repetition with a custom dialog Combine our knowledge of Selective and Repetitive programming to create a large scale solution to a averaging problem.
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In this module we will: Look at the Combo box control Look at the List box control
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Problem solving has been described as the process of finding certain information that is not known, from a set of information that is known. In other words, problem solving is not an end result but rather a process. The end result is only worthwhile if the process is followed. Problem solving is also an activity based on logic and, as such, requires some kind of structure to be present to aid us in our quest. In this Lecture we will look at some fundamentals in the problem solving process, and we will look at a problem solving model to help us as computer programmers - the software life cycle. Thoroughly understand the problem Break the problem down into its component parts Arrange the solution in a clear and systematic way Translate the solution into a computer language
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It would be unfair to ask anyone to solve problems without effective tools to help along the way. The nature of programming requires programmers to first solve the problem at hand, then create an ordered set of instructions that will teach the computer how to solve the problem. There are a variety of problem solving models that assist the programmer in the problem solving stage. In this module we will look at flowcharting a diagram, using symbols and arrows, which describes the solution to a computer problem in a step by step manner.
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Why do software companies keep sending you updates, patches and fixes? Computer programs that fail are common. By fail, we mean that a tiny error can cause a program to misbehave or crash. Most users are familiar with crashing, from our own experience with computers. We have all heard amazing stories about software glitches that cause banks to lose millions or spacecraft to crash. It may be impossible to guarantee that programs are error-free, but careful programming can help. A program may encounter problems as it executes. It may have trouble reading data, there might be illegal characters in the data, or an array index might go out of bounds. C# has built in error and exception handling that enables programs to deal with such problems. Programs can recover from errors and keep on running. In this Module we will Look at Syntax errors Look at Run-Time errors Look at Logic errors
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In this Module we will: Learn why and how to use subroutines or methods. Learn that a method is actually just a small program that can be called from with a program
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In this Module we will: Practice using Methods to solve a number of practical problems
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To this point, all the data that we have used when executing our programs has been entered from the keyboard. Similarly, all the output that has been produced from our programs has been to the screen. We must realize that not all input and output occurs this way, in fact, the majority of input for a computer program comes from data files that are stored on a disk or hard drive. When we create a document in a word processor, we see it on the screen; however, if we want to store that information, so that we can use or edit it at a later date, we must output the data to some secure storage medium. In the next few lessons, we will see how data storage and retrieval works. Data produced from a program as the result of successful processing, can be output to a file for storage, rather than simply to the screen. Once stored, the data can be accessed for further processing, used as input for programs, searched for specific information, sorted, updated ...you get the idea! Everyone using a computer deals with files. When you turn on your computer, the computer loads files. When you start a piece of software, the computer loads files. When you type solutions to the questions in this unit and save them (hopefully), the computer is saving or writing to a file. We use files to store information that is not being used by the computer at the present time. Can you think of any useful program that doesn't use files? Files are a very important concept to understand, because any really useful piece of software uses files. Even your video games store your high scores. In this Module we will Learn to read from a data file Look at some simple applications that uses a data file
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In this Module we will: Look at how to create a program using what we have learned during this entire section. This will include submitting all the required documentation and code which encompasses the 5 step model of problem solving. Give you a chance to try the 5 step model by solving the Forensic problem.
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In this Module we will: Introduce you to some of the basic concepts of object oriented programming Learn to differentiate between a class and an object Learn to create a class Learn about fields,properties,methods and constructors Learn how instances are created Create a simple application that use classes
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In this Module we will: Review the basic concepts of classes,objects,fields,properties,methods and constructors Look at the concept of encapsulation Look at the concept of Static Methods Look at method overloading Look at the concept of inheritance
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In this Module we will: Be introduced to String class methods Determine the length of a string of text Extract a subset of characters from a string of text Create a program that performs a letter count
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In this Module we will: Introduce the concept of String accumulators and concatenation and show how they can be used to re-form strings and numbers. Discuss the importance of string manipulations in the real world
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In this Module we will: Introduce you to a practical application of Strings called code validations (in this case business product codes a pre-cursor to Cryptography
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In this Module we will: Challenge you to create a program which will validate a credit card number
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In this Module we will: Introduce the concept one-dimensional arrays, which are multi-part variables buckets containing other buckets. Discuss why they should be used Learn how to declare, store , calculate and display the contents of an array structure.
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In this Module we will: Practice the One Dimensional Arrays concepts we learned in the previous lecture
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In this Module we will: Create a one-dimensional array application involving student marks that will determine the average mark and highest/lowest marks
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In this Module we will: Discuss the concept of sorting and why arrays are necessary to create an efficient program. Introduce a number of sorting techniques including the bubble sort.
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In this Module we will: Introduced to the concept of array counters and why they are used. Code a simple application which uses array counters
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In this Module we will: Introduce the concept of two dimensional arrays. Two dimensional arrays are useful for storing tables of information. They contain rows and columns of data which are the same data type. Discuss where and why they are used. Learn how to declare a two dimensional array, store values inside it, display the contents on screen and perform row and column calculations.
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In this Module we will Use two dimensional arrays in a practical application We will create a program which performs an analysis of Quiz scores for a number of students and a number of quizzes.
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In this Module we will: Give you a chance to test out your skills with a practical problem to try ...The Supermarket Problem
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As our programming experience becomes more complex and detailed, are you taking the time to help others? Do you visit the discussion area regularly to see if you can support those experiencing difficulty? By working and learning together, we can share the challenges as well as the successes. In this Module we will Introduced to the concept of random numbers Discuss where random numbers are used Write some simple application programs to demonstrate the concept.
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In this Module we will Use our knowledge of Random Numbers to simulate (model) a number of random event problems
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In this Module we will Review and extend our knowledge of Random numbers Look at a coin toss problem Look at a dice simulation
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In this Module we will Create a simple Math Game simulation Create the game Card Wars Create an simple probabilistic simulation of a pinball game (similar to the plinko game on the Price is Right).
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In this Module we will Practice what we have learned using random numbers and simulate a Shooting Gallery Game.
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In this Module we will Introduce to the concept of random selection without duplication. This involves games where repetition of winners is not allowed. Create an application (prizes) which utilizes the concept
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In this Module we will Introduce to the concept of building discrete random distributions Create an application which utilizes the concept
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In this Module we will Learn about the graphics coordinates of the screen Learn how to access (instantiate) and use the C# graphics class to draw lines,rectangles,ellipses and load images from a file Create a simple dice roll graphical simulation
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In this Module we will: Learn how to draw on a Panel control Learn how to create any color using Color.FromArgb
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In this Module we will use our knowledge of graphics and arrays to create a bar chart. Learn about the concept of scaling
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In this Module we will put to use our knowledge of scaling and bar chart creation to display a histogram of an event involving rolling dice.
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In this Module we will Learn about the Mouse Events MouseDown, MouseUp and MouseMove Write several programs that incorporate mouse movement including a drawing program.
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In this Module we will Learn what timers are and how to use them Learn how to use an array of images using images placed in pictureboxes on the form using images stored in an external files
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In this Module we will: Learn how to extract frames of images from animated gifs that can be used in your animations Learn to create (draw) your own images that will become the individual frames of your animation
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In this Module we will Look at two applications of in place computer animation Look at the Dice Roll Game Look at the Slot Machine Game
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In this Module we will Make our objects move across the screen using the .Top and .Left properties Discover how to check for the screen edges (top,bottom,left and right) Discover how to make an object bounce off the wall or reappear around the other side
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In this Module we will Give you the challenge to create a simple two car race ...with some hints (help) of course !
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In this Module we will Learn about another way to move objects across the screen using the DrawImage command
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In this Module we will Learn how to create transparent gifs/png
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In this Module we will: Learn about the 4 requirements for collision Learn how to detect keyboard events using the KeyDown Event Create a simple application to implement both of these concepts
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In this Module we will Learn how to animate without using pictureboxes Learn that everything is an image object including the background Learn that instead of wiping the screen with the backcolor we now redraw the background graphic over the current state of the animation
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In this Module we will Learn how to incorporate sound into a C# program Learn how to use two techniques to create sound , the System.Media technique and using the Windows Media Player
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In this Module we will Learn how to create a simple Falling Objects game Learn how to incorporate image arrays for the falling objects to reduce coding Leave you with the challenge to create your own falling objects game
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In the Module we will Learn to use some advanced animation techniques including using double buffering to reduce screen flicker during game creation Create some simple animations incorporating double buffering
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In this Module we will Learn to use the mouse with double buffering Learn about double buffering on a panel
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In this Module we will Learn about the basic game loop While (game is runing) check for input (keyboard/mouse) update all objects in the game (position) draw all the objects in the game refresh the screen (force a repaint) Work through several sample games making incremental improvements as we go along
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In this Module we will Create a Space Shooter Game Leave you with the challenge to create your own game
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