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Introducing VisualBasic.Net

Visual Studio Express is completely free to download and you can do so here: https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/visual-studio-express/

Lessons 3 - 6 will take you up to learning about IF/ELSE statements in VB.Net (Conditional Logic). Your teacher may chose to stop there at this stage, but lessons 7 and on are available for those gifted and talented students who want to get ahead!

It really gets exciting now, as VB.Net is a professionally used software that will allow you to program and create real live apps! What's more it has a brilliant visual IDE (Integrated development environment) that will get you creating cool apps in no time at all!

This topic will take you through some of the basics of programming in VB.Net and includes complete lessons with starters and plenaries. You'll get the most out of this topic if you take an interest in programming in VB.Net and download it at home! 

At the end there will be a end-of-topic task that you will submit to your teacher.

All the best!

Lesson 3

This is a follow on from Lesson 1 and 2 (from the previous topic)

Lesson 4

Lesson 5&6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8a

Lesson 8b

Lesson 8c

End of topic assessment

If you've managed to get up to Lesson 5&6, you would have noted the personaity predictor task at the very end. Your end of topic task is to create your own version of this app and submit it to your teacher (screenshot and write about it in the powerpoint template you can download from the link above).

Task:

Create a personality predictor app. The user enters a month (e.g. Jan, Feb etc) and the app returns a paragraph that tells them what they're like. This is absolute rubbish of course, but it's a bit of a fun! You could also change it to be a favourite colour or movie, if you prefer.

Skills we are looking for:

1. Visual Design - Creativity and Aesthetic appeal

2. Use of sequence, selection (if and else statements)

3. Extension: Add additional unique features and coding to the app

4. Screenshot your app and write about it in detail. Evaluate and Peer review it too (fill in the appropriate sections in the powerpoint)

All the best!