MIS 316 / Final - Study Guide

To provide you maximum flexibility you may take the last test
any time starting on April 29 until Tuesday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m.

The test will occur in Entropy

It will only cover the common commands, objects we have used in projects 4, 5 and 6
and Chapters 5, 12 and 13

Chapter 5 - Methods (repeatable code)

  • What is the purpose of creating a new method
  • What is a parameter in a method declaration
  • Why does the return statement accomplish in a new method
  • How many parameters may be declared when creating a new method
  • True/False, methods always need to return a value?
  • Some of the examples from chapter 5 will be used and you will be asked what value is returned

Chapter 12 - Database 'Binding'

  • What does the term database binding imply?
  • What items are contained in the connection string?
  • Why would you want to bind to a database?
  • What is the difference between a gridview and a drop down list in terms of what may be displayed
  • What is the purpose of a 'return' statement in a method
  • How would you declare a method that returns a value versus one that executes statements only

Chapter 13 - Classes

  • What is a class?
  • Where would you desire to use a class over a method?
  • Why are classes useful?
  • What is the difference between a class and an object
  • What is a Session Variable
  • What is the value of a Session Variable

Earlier Concepts

  • Data Types
  • What are the 2 validation controls we have used and what is the difference between them
  • Finally, what are 4 good practices to implore under a submit button (think declare variables, ....)