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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2005 Step by Step, 3rd Edition by Michael Halvorson

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Chapter 11. Using Arrays to Manage Numeric and String Data

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Organize information in fixed-size and dynamic arrays.

  • Use arrays in your code to manage large amounts of data.

  • Preserve array data when you redimension arrays.

  • Use the Sort and Reverse methods in the Array class to reorder arrays.

  • Use the ProgressBar control in your programs to show how long a task is taking.

Managing information in a Microsoft Visual Basic application is an important task, and as your programs become more substantial, you’ll need additional tools to store and process data. Of course, storing information in a database is the most comprehensive approach to data management in a program, and you’ll start learning how to integrate ...

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