First Advisor

Cory, Graham

Second Advisor

Gerber, Joseph

Third Advisor

Archer, Donald E.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Computer and Information Technology


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

63 pages


This paper describes a software development project completed using an object-oriented approach. Because Visual Basic .NET was used to build the Windows-based application, application design patterns were identified that would be beneficial in this development environment. A discussion of which design patterns were selected and how they were implemented using Visual Basic .NET is included, along with descriptions of object-oriented design documents and their role in the project. The paper also provides details about how the project has and will be used to provide teaching examples in software development courses.

Date of Award

Summer 2006

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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