In Starting Out with Visual Basic 2008, Gaddis and Irvine take a problem-solving approach, motivating students to understand the logic behind developing quality programs while introducing the Visual Basic 2008 language. As students become familiar with each programming concept, they will learn how, why, and when to use various controls, constructs, and features of Visual Basic 2008 through concise, practical example programs. Tony Gaddis's accessible, step-by-step presentation helps students with no prior programming experience understand the important details necessary to become skilled programmers at an introductory level. Gaddis motivates the study of both programming skills and the Visual Basic(R) 2008 programming language by presenting all the details needed to understand the "how" and the "why" but never losing sight of the fact that most beginners struggle with this material. His approach is both gradual and highly accessible, ensuring that students understand the logic behind developing high-quality programs. NEW! VideoNotes, created by author Tony Gaddis, provide extra examples and demonstrate how to solve problems.Icons throughout the text - two to three per chapter - and a complete index of the videos on the inside covers indicate where a VideoNote accompanies a particular chapter topic or an end-of-chapter Programming Project. The VideoNotes are available to instructors and students on an open-access website.