Visual Basic, Computer Architecture, HTML/ DHTML
Year / Semester: 
1st Semester

To equip students with the knowledge of Visual Basic, Computer Architecture and HTML-DHTML.




Visual Basic Programming Introduction, Program development process, VB Environment, Opening a Project, Saving Project, Executing a project.

Data Types, Constants and Variables

Introduction constant, Variables and Data type, declaring a data type.

Operators and Expressions

Introduction, Hierarchy of operators, string expressions, library functions, etc.

Control Statements

Introduction, Evaluating logical expressions, If-then statement, If-then-else statement, statement selection, for Next statement, Do-while statement, While-wend statement.


Introduction Control Tools, Using controls, Naming conventions, properties to object. Working with controls, creating a form, introducing an event, creating command buttons, creating label, creating test boxes to display data, Creating test boxes to enter data, Creating check boxes, Creating options and frames, Creating Scrollbars, Creating time event, Assigning properties, Generating error messages.


Creating menus, Creating sub menus, Creating PopUp menus, Menu enhancing.

Working with Dialog Boxes

Working with Common Dialog Control, Using the ShowOpen method, using the ShowSave method, using the ShowColor Method, using the ShowPrinter method, working with Input boxes.

Executing the Debugging

Defining Errors, Setting breakpoints, Defining watch values, Stepping through a program, Error handling.

Procedures and arrays

Introduction, Defining modules and procedures, Procedure scope, Optional arguments, Arrays Declaration, Array characteristics, Processing Array Elements, passing Array to procedures, Array related functions.

Data Access

Introducing data access using ADO, Data access technology in VB, Advantages of OLE DB AND ADO, The ActiveX data object model, Connecting to Data Source, Retrieving from a Data Source, Sorting and searching data, Updating Data, Accessing ADO data Control, Using cursor, locking, Data report designer.

Packaging and Development

Introduction, Using packaging and deployment wizard, Deploying Desktop applications.


Combinational Digital Circuits

Gates, Boolean Functions and Expressions, Designing Gate, Networks, Useful Combinational Parts, Programmable Combinational Parts, Timing and Control, Latches, Flip-Flops and Registers, Sequential Circuits, Useful Sequential Parts, Programmable Sequential Parts, Clocks and Timing of Events.

Computer System Technology

Components to Applications, Computer Systems and their Parts, Generations, Processor and Memory Technologies, Peripherals I/O and Communications, Software Systems and Applications.

Instruction and addressing

instruction formats, types, addressing modes. Assembly Language Programs, Assembler Directives, Pseudo Instructions, Macro instructions,

Linking and Loading

8085 Instruction Set

Arithmetic/Logic Unit

Number Representation, Arithmetic Operations, Floating-Point Arithmetic.

Memory System Design

Main Memory Concepts, Cache Memory Organization, Mass Memory Concepts, Virtual Memory and Paging.

Input/Output and Interfacing

Input/Output Devices, Input/Output Programming, Interrupts, Vector And Array Processing, Shared-Memory,


Distributed Multi Computing, Programming in 8085 Microprocessor.



What is the World Wide Web, Goals of WWW, How WWW works?, Web standards, Client Server systems, Web servers, Web clients, Web browser, Web pages, How browser fetches the pages?, How browser displays the pages?, Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Mark Up Languages, Hypertext , Hyper Media, An Introduction to HTML, History of HTML, HTML Document Format , HTML tags, HTML Elements.

Top-level Elements HTML

HTML document HEAD - Document head BODY - Document body FRAMESET - Frameset

Head Elements

BASE - Document base URI ISINDEX - Input prompt LINK - Document relationship META - Metadata SCRIPT - Client-side script STYLE - Embedded style sheet TITLE - Document title

Generic Block-level Elements

ADDRESS - Address BLOCKQUOTE - Block quotation CENTER - Centered block DEL - Deleted text DIV -Generic block-level container H1 - Level-one heading H2 - Level-two heading H3 - Level-three heading H4 - Level-four heading H5 - Level-five heading H6 - Level-six heading HR - Horizontal rule INS - Inserted text ISINDEX - Input prompt NOSCRIPT - Alternate script content P - Paragraph PRE - Preformatted text

Font Style Elements

B - Bold text BIG - Large text I - Italic text S - Strike-through text SMALL - Small text STRIKE - Strike-through text TT - Teletype text U - Underlined text


DIR - Directory list DL - Definition list DT - Definition term DD - Definition description LI - List item MENU - Menu list OL - Ordered list UL - Unordered list


TABLE - Table CAPTION - Table caption COLGROUP - Table column group COL - Table column THEAD - Table head TFOOT - Table foot TBODY - Table body TR - Table row TD - Table data cell TH - Table header cell


FRAMESET - Frameset FRAME - Frame NOFRAMES - Frames alternate content


FORM - Interactive form BUTTON - Button FIELDSET - Form control group LEGEND - Fieldset caption INPUT - Form input LABEL - Form field label SELECT - Option selector OPTGROUP - Option group OPTION - Menu option TEXTAREA - Multi-line text input

Special Inline Elements

A - Anchor APPLET - Java applet BASEFONT - Base font change BDO - BiDi override BR - Line break FONT - Font change IFRAME - Inline frame IMG - Inline image MAP - Image map AREA - Image map region OBJECT - Object PARAM - Object parameter Q - Short quotation SCRIPT - Client-side script SPAN - Generic inline container SUB - Subscript SUP - Superscript

Phrase Elements

ABBR - Abbreviation ACRONYM - Acronym CITE - Citation CODE - Computer code DEL - Deleted text DFN - Defined term EM - Emphasis INS - Inserted text KBD - Text to be input SAMP - Sample output STRONG - Strong emphasis VAR - Variable Adding Multimedia Components in Web Pages, Adding images, sound and video in web page.

Style Sheets

Introduction to CSS, What are style sheets?, What is CSS?, Cascading Order Tree structures and inheritance, HTML and CSS, Rules and Style Sheets, CSS Rule Grouping selectors and rules, Using Style Sheets in the Document, using the STYLE element, Browsers and CSS, CSS validation


What is DHTML, Dynamic Styles, Dynamic Content, Benefits of Dynamic Contents, Implementation of following DHTML effects in web pages:

1. Related to CSS

Position: relative Position: absolute Visibility Cursors Watermark Change background color

2. Related to Events

onload onunload onchange onsubmit onreset onselect onblur onfocus onkeydown onkeyup onkeypress onmouseover & onmouseout onclick ondblclick onmousedown & onmouseup onmousemove Disable right-click

3. Related to Text

Element access Attribute change Change position onmousemove onload & onunload Tooltip Typewrite message Bigger text Scrolling text Blinking header

4. Related to Input Forms

Identical forms Change background color of an input field Change text color of an input field Insert background image to an input field Select all check-boxes Change background color of a button Change text color of a button Insert background image to a button Change background color of a drop-down list Change text color of a drop-down list Change background color of a text area Change text color of a text area Insert background image to a text area

5. Related to Images

Preload image Change the size of an image Change the source of an image Change the size & the source of an image Change the position of an image Change the background image Moving image Drag and drop the image Image viewer

6. Related to Window

Shake the window

7. Related to Links

Text transform Letter spacing Blinking link Shaking link Random Banner

8. Related to Menus

Top navigation Left navigation Drop down navigation (select box) Top drop down Always-on-top Inset borders Description menu Description image Cursor description Cursor image Sliding Vertically Click sliding Vertically Sliding horizontal Click sliding horizontal

9. Related to Cursor

Cursor position Cursor text Cursor image Cursor trail IE only 

Suggested Readings: 
  1. Mastering visual basic 6; Evangelos Petroutsos
  2. VB 6 Super Bible
  3. Basic Digital Electronics by M.Mano.
  4. Building Dynamic HTML; David S. Fox
  5. Writing Cross-Dynamic HTML; Heather Williamson
  6. DHTML and CSS for the World Wide Web; Jason Cranford Teaque