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Computer Exam

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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