POS 408 Week 2 Individual: Home Utility Auditing Program

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 POS 408 Week 2 Individual: Home Utility Auditing Program

Assignment Preparation: Activities include watching the Lynda.com videos, independent student reading, and research.




Watch “Declaring and Using Variables” of the Lynda.com “Visual Basic® Essential aTraining” video.



Design, implement, test, and debug a Visual Basic®  Windows Forms (WinForm) program to create a simple home utility auditing program. Conform to my published VB coding standards.

The user should be able to do the following:




Enter the cost per kilowatt-hour.


Select a home appliance from a list of home appliances.









Hair Dryer


Deep Freeze











Enter the power needed in kilowatts (kW) for the selected appliance–the power rating.


Enter the number of hours used per day for the selected appliance.


The program should do the following:




Validate that the data entered has the correct format and is within a reasonable range.


Calculate and display the cost for operating a home appliance when the “calculate” button is pressed.


Constraints: Use reasonable real-world appliance power ratings in kilowatts (kw); similar to those provided in materials. Note that a normal wall outlet can source up to 1.5 kw. Use common sense to evaluate your results; for example, your electric bill shouldn’t exceed your rent.

Design a GUI for the program that will be intuitive for a novice user.

Write the code for the program and test the results.

Zip the files of the project together.

Submit the zipped file.