Visual Basic 2008 Programming: Business Applications with a Design Perspective
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Chapter 11: Menus and Multiple-Form Applications
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11.5 Designing a Large Project

As the size of a project grows, various issues that do not seem obvious in a small project will start to surface. In some cases, efforts to patch the code can induce even more problems. Most of these problems relate to duplicate code, entangled code, and the hidden bugs that appear to be too many to ignore but too undetectable to catch. In developing a large project, it pays to put in a lot of effort upfront by carefully analyzing the requirements and designing the framework before any single line of code is started. The following are a few pointers worth careful consideration.

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  1. Features of the Project
  2. Creating the Interface
  3. Coding the Project
  4. Handling Events in the MDI Parent Form
  5. Handling Events in the Child Form
  6. Building the Find Dialog Box
  7. Creating MDI Applications: A Recap
  8. Additional Remarks
  • 11.5 Designing a Large Project
    1. Modular Design
    2. Factoring to Minimize Code
    3. Layered Standard Modules
    4. Object-Oriented Programming
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