Appendix A. Glossary
This appendix provides a glossary of key terms that you may encounter while studying Visual Basic programs.
Underlined character, usually in a menu item, that activates that menu item when the user presses [Alt] plus the letter.
Form property that determines the button triggered when the user presses [Enter].
Determines which code is allowed to access subroutines, fields, properties, methods, and other class members. This can be
Public, Private, Protected, Friend, or
Setmethods that allow a class to save and return a property's value.
Property that enables a control to attach its left, right, top, and bottom edges to those of its container.
- anonymous type
A data type that is automatically created by LINQ and never given a name for your code to use.
Application Programming Interface. A library of methods, classes, and other programming tools.
A group of values stored together in a single variable and accessed by index.
The smallest independent unit of compiled code. Typically, this is a Dynamic Link Library (DLL) or executable program.
A statement that the code claims is true. If the statement is false, the program stops running so you can decide whether a bug occurred.
- backing field
A private field used to store the value of a property. The property's accessors get and set the backing field's value.
A single binary digit. A bit can hold the value 0 or 1.
- breakpoint ...