OK here’s the deal. If you are teaching Visual Basic, programming in Visual Basic for fun or profit, or just interested in how Visual Basic works you really should be subscribed to the Visual Basic Team Blog. Why? A couple of sample links should tell the story.
Four posts by Matt Gertz are particularly good and potentially very useful for teachers, students and hobbyists.
Creating a “paint by numbers” puzzle application in a four part series. Useful individually or collectively.
- Owner Draw in VB (Part 1)
- Implementing infinite undo/redo (Part 2)
- Loading and Saving Files in Visual Basic (Part 3)
- Using the PrintForm component in Visual Basic (Part 4)
Those of you who used to print out your forms in VB 6.0 or who are just interested in printing out VB forms now will really appreciate the last post. But undo/redo and loading and saving files will also be really useful either as ways to learn yourself or to point students to when these things are outside the scope of your usual curriculum.