11-09-2000, 10:05 AM
I'm relativly new to VB and have a project to do and am a little lost on how to start. I have to write a program to ask a user input about different aspects of the indy500, ie driver standings, margins of victories,number of times won and etc. The program will output the stat asked. The data is to be gained from a text file or a database. Im a little clueless on how to start, if anyone can give me an idea or sit down and talk with me for 10 minutes, itd be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
11-09-2000, 01:53 PM
There are a lot of ways to approach something like this. Some might say, start by designing your data structures. Others recommend doing your GUI first. Another group advises beginning with objects and relationships.
The thing is, they are all equally valid approaches. You have to pick the method that makes sense to you.
Having said that, MY advice, since you are a beginner, would be to DESIGN how you want your program to work, THEN code it.
Is that how I do my own projects? Well no, I'm more of a jump in and code kind of guy. But I've been in this game a long time and I can get away with that because I have a plan in my head how all the parts fit together. When you are just beginning, it's best to organize your thoughts on paper so you can get a better feel of the way things should work.
So first, put together *your* thoughts on how things should work. Post it here. We can critique it or give advice.
"I have a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel!" - Edmund Blackadder