Murach's Visual Basic 2010
We now have a later edition of this book, Murach's
Visual Basic 2012, with its own set of downloadable
sample chapters and
If you're using Visual Basic 2010, though, please click
on the file below that you want to download.
How to design a Windows Forms application
Chapter 2 shows you how to use Visual Studio 2010 to
design a Windows form that displays the discount amount
and final total for an invoice, based on user input
and a fixed discount rate. It also tells you how to
set the Visual Studio options so it's easier to create
a new project.
How to code and test a Windows Forms application
Chapter 3 teaches you how to enter the Visual Basic
code for the Windows form in chapter 2 so the interface
works the way you want it to. And it gets you started
with practical debugging techniques that you'll use
all the time.
Whats in All Book Files?
This file contains (1) the source code and data for
the applications that are presented in the book and
(2) the starting source code and data for all of the
exercises in the book. It's an executable (.EXE) file,
so when you run it, it will automatically unzip all
the files into their proper folder structure. Appendix
A in the book describes how to install and use these
files in more detail.
What if you can't download the self-extracting
If the security on your system prevents you from downloading
.EXE files, you can download
a standard ZIP file containing the applications
and exercises. Once you've done that, you can follow
these steps to get your system set up for doing the
- Unzip the file into a folder named C:\Murach\VB
- In that folder, find the exercise_starts_setup.bat
- Double-click on the .bat file to run it. It will
store the exercise files in the proper folders so
you can follow the exercise instructions in the book.