Technical Project "Designing VB Applications Across Multiple Platforms"
This assignment will contain two (2) Parts: Written Paper and Visual
Basic Prototype. The Visual Basic Prototype is not included in the total
page count but is included in the evaluation of your assignment. You
must submit both parts for the completion of this assignment.
Imagine you are a senior systems architect who has recently been given
the task to develop a personal calendar system across multiple Microsoft
platforms. You will develop a technical paper and Visual Basic
prototype to senior management for project acceptance.
The personal calendar system runs on the following area:
- Windows XP and Windows 7 (desktop)
- Web IIS (Web browser)
You have also been asked to implement VB best practices to help improve
the efficiency of solving IT issues that end users frequently
experience. Your first task is to ensuring a consistent look across each
Part 1: Written Paper
1. Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:
a. List and describe three (3) naming conventions and programming
conventions that you can implement to help improve the software design
across multiple platforms.
b. Develop a calendar and scheduling system that:
i. Runs with Windows 7 and sync data.
ii. Runs with Web application access.
iii. Includes at least two (2) supplemental graphical renderings
of best practice methods through the use of Excel, Visio, MS Project, or
one of their equivalents such as Open Project, Dia, and OpenOffice
(flowcharts, process diagrams, tables, etc.). Note: The graphically
depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
Use Microsoft Office as an example of common screen design. Word and
Excel have very similar looks when you want to save a file. Your design
should have a similar concept. The look (color, font, layout) should
look the same in Windows as it does on Web applications. The calendar
should work with the same functions on all hardware. Create a common
screen design for all different hardware views.
d. Imagine you
need to present IT troubleshooting best practices to junior systems
administrators at an IT department meeting to ensure departmental
efficiency with solving issues. You want to present some of these issues
from a case scenario perspective. Explain the specific IT
administration activities required to fix the
e. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment.
Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
- Include a cover page containing the title of the
assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,
and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
the required page length.
- Include charts or diagrams created
in Excel, Visio, MS Project, or one of their equivalents such as Open
Project, Dia, and OpenOffice. The completed diagrams/charts must be
imported into the Word document before the paper is submitted.
Part 2: Visual Basic Prototype
2. Develop calendar screens for Windows and the Web in which you:
a. Create a Visual Basic prototype that has screens for Windows and Web. Include:
i. the calendar.
ii. navigation buttons.
iii. edit buttons (add, delete, and edit).
b. Submit one (1) screen shot for Windows and Web application.
c. Submit the Visual Basic code for each screen.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
sophisticated, professional programs by using arrays and files that
handle data and to make programs more robust by defining classes and
using the power of inheritance.
- Construct Visual Basic programs in a response to common business problems.
- Use technology and information resources to research issues in Visual Basic programming.
- Write clearly and concisely about Visual Basic programming using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.