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programs

Directions given to a computer by a human being are called ____.

machine

Instructions written in 0s and 1s are called ____ code.

Methods

____ are the operations that an object is capable of performing.

Inheritance

____ refers to the fact that you can create one class from another class.

IDE

A(n) ____ is an environment that contains all of the tools and features you need to create, run, and test your programs.

user interface

A(n) ____ is what you see and interact with when using an application.

solution

A(n) ____ is a container that stores the projects and files for an entire application.

form

A ____ is the foundation for the user interface in a Windows-based application.

Project Designer

The ____ window contains nine tabs, with each tab displaying a different pane in the window.

source

A(n) ____ file is a file that contains program instructions, called code.

class definition

A(n) ____ is a block of code that specifies (or defines) the attributes and behaviors of an object.

classes

Each namespace in Visual Studio 2005 contains the code that defines a group of related ____.

Label

____ controls are used in an interface to identify other controls and also display program output.

button

In Windows applications, a ____ control is used to perform an immediate action when clicked.

method

A predefined Visual Basic procedure that you can call (or invoke) when needed is called a(n) ____.

Method Name

The ____ list box of the Code Editor window lists the events to which the selected object is capable of responding.

End Sub

The procedure footer for a sub procedure is ____.

Me.Close

You use the ____ method to instruct the computer to close the current form.

startup

The ____ form is the form that the computer automatically displays each time the application is started.

executable

When you start a Visual Basic application, the computer automatically creates a file, called a(n) ____ file, that can be run outside of the Visual Studio 2005 IDE.

=

The assignment operator is ____.

object

After completing the Task column of the TOE chart, you then assign each task to a(n) ____ in the user interface.

text box

You use a ____ to give the user an area in which to enter data.

TextAlign

The ____ property of a text box is used to specify the position of the text within the text box.

primary

The primary viewing and editing of your application's data take place in a ____ window.

Form

In Visual Basic, you use a Windows ____ object to create primary windows.

FormBorderStyle

You specify the border style of a dialog box using the form's ____ property.

Sizable

When the FormBorderStyle property is set to ____, the user can drag the form's borders to change the form's size while the application is running.

True

Leaving a form's MinimizeBox property and MaximizeBox property set at the ____ setting allows the user to minimize and maximize the form using the Minimize and Maximize buttons on the form's title bar.

FixedSingle

If a form represents a splash screen, you typically set the form's FormBorderStyle property to ____.

ControlBox

Setting a form's ____ property to False removes the Control menu box, as well as the Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons, from the title bar.

panel

Related controls can be grouped together using a ____ control.

Containers

The GroupBox, Panel, and TableLayoutPanel tools are located in the ____ section of the toolbox.

above or to the left

An identifying label should be positioned either ____ of the text box it identifies.

colon (:)

A text box's identifying label should end with a(n) ____.

sentence

The Windows standard is to use ____ capitalization for identifying labels.

Format

You can use the ____ menu to align, and also size, the controls on a form.

Font

You can use an object's ____ property to change the type, style, and size of the font used to display the text in the object.

types

Tahoma, Courier, and Microsoft Sans Serif are examples of font ____.

styles

Regular, bold, and italic are examples of font ____.

ampersand (&)

You assign an access key by including a(n) ____ in the control's caption or identifying label.

focus

When a control has the ____, it can accept user input.

Variables

____ are computer memory locations where programmers can temporarily store data while an application is running.

integers

Variables assigned the Integer, Long, or Short data type can store ____.

floating-point number

A(n) ____ is a number that is expressed as a multiple of some power of 10.

underscore ( _ )

A variable name must begin with a letter or a(n) ____.

string

A(n) ____ is a group of characters enclosed in quotation marks.

Double

In Visual Basic, a numeric literal constant that has a decimal place is automatically treated as a(n) ____ number.

class

Each data type in Visual Basic 2005 is a(n) ____.

method

A(n) ____ is a specific portion of the class instructions, and its purpose is to perform a task for the class.

TryParse

Every numeric data type in Visual Basic has a ____ method that can be used to convert a string to that numeric data type.

underscore ( _ )

The line continuation character is a(n) ____.

Convert

The ____ class contains methods that you can use to change a numeric value to a specified data type.

period ( . )

When using a method of a class, you use a(n) ____ to separate the class name from the method name.

Precedence

____ numbers indicate the order in which the computer performs the operation in an expression.

parentheses

You can use ____ to change the order in which the operators in an expression are evaluated.

\

You use the ____ operator to divide two integers, and then return the result as an integer.

modulus arithmetic

After dividing two numbers, the ____ operator returns the remainder of the division.

scope

A variable's ____ indicates where in the application's code the variable can be used.

promoted

When a value is converted from one data type to another data type that can store larger numbers, the value is said to be ____.

demoted

When a value is converted from one data type to another data type that can store only smaller numbers, the value is said to be ____.

formatting

Specifying the number of decimal places and the special characters to display in a number is called ____.

empty

A(n) ____ string is a set of quotation marks with nothing between them.

decision

Another term for a selection structure is a ____ structure.

one

An If selection structure contains ____ set(s) of instructions, which are processed when the condition is true.

two

An If/Else selection structure contains ____ set(s) of instructions.

true

In an If or If/Else selection structure, the instructions following the condition are referred to as the ____ path.

false

In the pseudocode of an If/Else selection structure, the instructions between the "else" and the "end if" are referred to as the ____ path.

Else

You do not always need to include the ____ clause in an If...Then...Else statement.

statement block

The set of statements contained in the true path is referred to as a(n) ____.

relational

Comparison operators are also referred to as ____ operators.

>=

In Visual Basic, ____ is the greater than or equal to operator.

<>

In Visual Basic, ____ is the not equal to operator.

True or False

All expressions containing a comparison operator will result in an answer of ____.

only within the statement block in which it is declared

A variable that has block scope can be used ____.

ToLower

You use the ____ method to convert a string to lowercase.

Boolean

Logical operators are also referred to as ____ operators.

String.IsNullOrEmpty

You can use the ____ method to determine whether a control's Text property contains data before attempting to parse it.

MessageBox.Show

You can use the ____ method to display a message box that contains text, one or more buttons, and an icon.

only an OK button

A message box with an Information Message icon should contain ____.

nested

When either a selection structure's true path or its false path contains another selection structure, the inner selection structure is referred to as a(n) ____ selection structure.

extended

The If/ElseIf/Else and Case forms of the selection structure are commonly referred to as ____ selection structures.

loop

A repetition structure is also referred to as a(n) ____.

one

The instructions in a posttest loop always will be processed ____ or more times.

For...Next

You can use the ____ statement to code a loop whose instructions you want processed a precise number of times.

block

When you declare a variable in the For clause of the For...Next statement, the variable has ____ scope.

two

The dialog box displayed by the InputBox function has ____ button(s).

incrementing

Updating a counter or accumulator is also called ____ a counter or accumulator.

interpreter

Translates high-level instructions into machine code, line by line, as the program is running

compiler

Translates an entire program written in a high-level language into machine code before running the program

attribute

A characteristic that describes an object

class

A pattern or blueprint used to create an object

event

An action of the user, such as clicking, double-clicking, and scrolling

sub procedure

A block of code that performs a specific task

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

A platform on which you create applications

object

Anything that can be seen, touched, or used

Common Language Runtime

Responsible for managing the execution of the Intermediate Language (IL) instructions

dialog box

Used to support and supplement a user's activities in the primary windows

table layout panel control

Used to group related controls

sentence capitalization

Capitalize only the first letter in the first word and in any words that are customarily capitalized

book title capitalization

Capitalize the first letter in each word, except for articles, conjunctions, and prepositions that do not occur at either the beginning or the end of the caption

font

The general shape of the characters in the text

point

Unit used to measure font sizes

serif

A light cross stroke that appears at the top or bottom of a character

Timer control

Used to process code at one or more regular intervals

component tray

Stores all controls that do not appear in the user interface when an application is running

Long

A data type that stores an integer

Boolean

A data type that stores logical values

Double

A data type that stores a floating-point number

bug

An error in the code

Unicode

The universal coding scheme for characters

identifier

The name assigned to a variable

literal constant

An item of data whose value does not change while the application is running

named constant

A memory location inside the computer whose contents cannot be changed while the application is running

pseudocode

Uses short phrases to describe the steps a procedure needs to take to accomplish its goal

condition

Specifies the decision being made by the program in a selection structure

&

The concatenation operator

<

The less than operator

Xor

A logical operator; one and only one condition can be true for the compound condition to be true

Not

The logical operator that reverses the value of the condition

Or

A logical operator; only one of the conditions must be true for the compound condition to be true

If selection structure

Contains only one set of instructions, which are processed when the condition is true

If/Else selection structure

Contains two sets of instructions: one set is processed when the condition is true and the other set is processed when the condition is false

If/ElseIf/Else selection structure

A multiple-path selection structure

pretest loop

The evaluation occurs before the instructions within the loop are processed

posttest loop

The evaluation occurs after the instructions within the loop are processed

counter

A numeric variable used for counting something

accumulator

A numeric variable used for adding together something

function

A predefined procedure that performs a specific task and then returns a value after completing the task

priming read

Used to prepare or set up a loop

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