John Snape

John Snape

Command Controls

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction Hello World

15m 5s

Declaring Variables

47m 26s

Accepting Input

13m 17s

Operators, Expressions and Statements

40m 8s

Program Flow Control

31m 44s

Iterations & Looping

24m 43s

Working with Strings

53m 6s

Formatting Strings for Output

16m 24s

Helper Methods

28m 40s

Enumerations & Structures

8m 39s

Commenting & Documenting Code

8m 48s

Arrays, Stacks, Queues & Dictionaries

41m 29s

Generic Lists & Collections

14m 24s

Variable Scope

10m 38s

Reading & Writing Files

25m 10s

Dates & Times

12m 22s

Random Numbers

5m 29s

Handling Exceptions

14m 45s

Environment Variables

8m 21s

Command Line Arguments

10m 43s

The CD Inventory Program So Far

34m 16s

Section 2: Object Oriented Programming
Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

1h 2m 20s

Understanding & Creating Classes

26m 6s

Understanding Interfaces & Abstract Classes

20m 12s

Static vs. Instance Members

16m 24s

Understanding Inheritance

32m 59s

Understanding Polymorphism

14m 58s

Understanding Delegates


Reading & Understanding Code

35m 49s

Creating a Data Type

29m 21s

Unified Modeling Language & Class Diagrams

23m 5s

The CD Inventory Program Upgraded with Classes

20m 33s

Section 3: GUI Programming
Introduction to GUI Programming

39m 19s

All About Forms

40m 7s

Handling Form Events

15m 22s

Informational Controls

27m 44s

Command Controls

36m 23s

Grouping Controls

26m 44s

Text Editing Controls

25m 7s

List Selection Controls

37m 45s

Setting Options Controls

21m 20s

Dialog Controls

22m 21s

Graphic Display Controls

35m 37s

Date Setting Controls

15m 53s

Other Controls

17m 33s

Using the Clipboard

7m 28s

Sending Email

25m 16s

Some Sample Programs

38m 31s

Our CD Inventory Program Upgraded with Forms

15m 16s

Section 4: Databases
Introduction to Databases

34m 7s

SQL Server Management Studio & Northwind Database

8m 11s

SELECT Statement

31m 24s

UPDATE & DELETE Statements

16m 56s

INSERT Statement

11m 48s

Creating a Database from Scratch

44m 54s

Querying Lists with LINQ

20m 42s

Using Databound Controls

14m 22s

Our CD Inventory Program Upgraded with a Database

10m 50s

Section 5: Conclusion
Where to Go from Here

19m 48s

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Last reply by: Timothy Davis
Thu May 1, 2014 10:17 PM

Post by Timothy Davis on April 30, 2014

Hello again Dr. Snape!
  How do you get the command button to recognize methods on another form?   or methods that are in the main program? Also, if I want to instantiate a class, how can I get the command button to recognize the instance of the class without getting an error if the class is on another form?      

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Last reply by: Timothy Davis
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:14 AM

Post by Timothy Davis on April 27, 2014

Can I control the linklabel with a command button?  By that I mean by clicking on a command button it actually activates the linklabel as though it had been clicked?  

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Last reply by: John Snape
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:58 AM

Post by Thuy Nguyen on April 20, 2014

Hi, when I used the .DropDownItems.Add for the context menu strip, I get an error:  Cannot find any method dropdownItem... are you missing a using or reference.  

Do I need to add any "using..." in order to make the DropDownItems.Add work?

Command Controls

  • Command Controls are immediate commands
  • The Command Controls are:
    • Button
    • ContextMenuStrip
    • MenuStrip
    • ToolStrip
  • The Button is used to cause an immediate action from the program
    • Using an ellipsis after the button text tells the user that a dialog box will open if they press the button
  • The ContextMenuStrip is a right-click menu that can be set differently for every control on a form
  • The MenuStrip is the standard menu along the top of a form
    • After placing it on the form, you can right-click on it and choose “Insert Standard Items” for quick creation of the standard menus
    • Using an & (ampersand) before a letter on a menu will make it the Alt- choice
    • You can have the same Alt- menu command for different levels of a menu
  • The ToolStrip gives you a condensed icon menu strip

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