• Zak, D., "Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Reloaded", 2004,
Thomson Learning, ISBN 0-619-21565-8
• Robertson, L. A., "Simple Program Design", 4th Edition,
2003, Thomson Learning, ISBN 0-17-010704-3
Discs that come with Zak
Depending on the ISBN of the book, a different disc or discs will be present.
- If the students buy the 'bundle' which includes both Robertson and Zak
textbooks, (ISBN 0-170-97380-8) they will receive a set of 5 CDs, which
have no time-limitation, and provides a cut-down version of Visual Studio
.NET 2003 that is capable only of Visual Basic .NET programs (and not capable
of C#.NET or J#.NET or Install-Wizards, etc.) In otherwords, sufficient
for them to write VB.NET programs, edit, debug, compile, run them. This
is useful if they want a copy at home. It will run for ever. The 'Bundle'
of two textbooks is cheaper to than buying the books individually. This
is possible through an arrangement with the publisher (Thomson Learning).
- If the students buy the Zak textbook on its own, then they need to ensure
they get the one with ISBN 0-619-21565-8, which is the
version included in the bundle: It comes with 5 CDs, containing Visual Basic
.NET. The other ISBN, 0-619-21287-X, comes with a single DVD, on which is
a 60-day trial version of Visual Studio .NET (with other languages, etc.)
60 days is not long enough for a semester, and students are advised not
to get that version.
Alternatively, the faculty has a license which allows students to borrow
or receive the installation discs for Visual Studio .NET 2003, (which is
installed in all Faculty-owned PC labs) to install under a Monash Student
The online companion for Microsoft Visual Basic .NET RELOADED
This site contains chapter summaries, online quizzes, key terms and projects.
A set of online and offline services designed to help developers write applications
using Microsoft products and technologies can be found at the Microsoft
Developer Network (MSDN) website.