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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2008 Step by Step 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.

  • Preserve array data when you redimension arrays.

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

  • 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. A classic approach to data management in programs is to store and retrieve information in auxiliary text files, as you'll see in Chapter 13, Chapter 13 ...

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