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ERIC Number: EJ832812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
A Term Project in Visual Basic: The Downhill Snowboard Shop
Simkin, Mark G.
Journal of Information Systems Education, v18 n1 p21-30 2007
Most commercial programming applications are considerably more complex than the end-of-chapter exercises found in programming textbooks. This case addresses this problem by requiring the students in entry-level Visual Basic programming classes to create an application that helps users order ski equipment from a retailer. For convenience, the forms in this project are simplified versions of what users might actually see in a shopping cart application. Although integrative in nature, the case does not require advanced programming skills. However, it requires familiarity with data and control arrays, formatting, loop controls, and parsing, as well as considerable documentation. It is therefore most suitable as an integrative term project. The required tasks can be completed using either VB.6 or VB.Net. (Contains 13 figures.)
Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). c/o Al Harris, JISE Editor, Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Tel: 828-262-6180; Fax: 828-262-6190; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A