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
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
The personal calendar system runs on the following area:
- Windows XP and Windows 7 (desktop)
- Web IIS (Web browser)
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 platform.
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.
c. 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
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.