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    Microsoft Visual Studio Middle School Power Toy 1.0

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    Microsoft Visual Studio Middle School Power Toy 1.0 is a software package particularly designed by Microsoft to help middle school students learn computer programming.
    • Version:

      1.0

      File Name:

      Setup.zip

      Date Published:

      7/23/2008

      File Size:

      3.5 MB

        Microsoft Visual Studio Middle School Power Toy 1.0 is a software package particularly designed by Microsoft to help middle school students learn computer programming. It consists of the following five components:
        • The Visual Sort Designer Control is a supplementary teaching tool developed to help middle school students learn the basic concepts, algorithms, and implementations of popular computer sorting algorithms. It supports bubble and insertion sorting. The control generates initial values automatically and demonstrates intermediate states in the sorting process. It also generates sorting source code for both Visual Basic and C#.
        • The Visual Search Designer Control is a teaching tool developed to help middle school students learn the basic concepts, algorithms, and implementations of popular data search algorithms. It supports binary and sequential searches. The control generates initial values automatically and demonstrates intermediate states in the searching process. It also generates source code for both Visual Basic and C#.
        • The Visual Declarative Designer is an intuitive variable declaration tool designed for novice programmers. During the coding process the student can declare variables of various types and generate the corresponding source code. Visual Variable Declarative Designer provides a visual approach to variable declaration. Teachers in the Information Technology (IT) field can use this designer to teach students the basic concepts of variable declaration and naming, variable types, access modifiers, and initial values.
        • The Assistant Class Designer is a visual class designer intended for novice programmers such as middle school students. During the design process, students can easily add classes, properties, methods and events. The designer also generates source code that can be inserted into a project and modified as needed. By using this class designer and code generator, complicated classes can be easily created and configured. The Assistant Class Designer provides an intuitive approach to designing classes and helps students to understand key object-oriented programming concepts such as classes, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism.
        • Visual Programming Flow Chart is a supplementary teaching tool designed to help students understand program control flow. It generates flow charts for functions and saves them in the JPG picture format. This tool is easily activated from the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) by simply right-clicking on a function name and choosing “Generate flow chart…” from the context menu. The resulting flowchart can be customized by changing its colors and other effects. This visual tool provides an intuitive way to explore source code, to examine its control flow, and to identify logic errors.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP

        • Required Software: Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition and above or Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition and above. Both Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition have 90-day trial versions. After sign in, you can download and have trial period of 90 days. (Note: Download time will be longer than normal because of the large file size.)

        • Notes: Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition 90-day trial can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b2c27a7f-d875-47d5-b226-e2578a116e12.
          Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition 90-day trial can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=83c3a1ec-ed72-4a79-8961-25635db0192b
      • 1. First unzip the Microsoft Visual Studio Middle School Power Toy 1.0 zip file (Setup.zip) that was downloaded and locate the file setup.msi.(By default this package will unzip to the setup directory.)
        2. Run the file setup.msi to finish the installation. The default installation directory is \Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio Middle School Power Toy\

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