Home Utility

Using the knowledge from the Lynda.com® “Visual Basic Essential Training” video series, complete the following assignment:

Designimplementtest, and debug a Visual Basic® program to create a simple home utility auditing program.

Conform to my published VB coding standards.

The user should be able to accomplish the following:

  • Enter the dollar cost per kilowatt-hour.
  • Select a home appliance from this exact list of home appliances:
    • Refrigerator
    • Hair Dryer
    • Fan
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Electric Wok
  • Enter the power needed in kilowatts (kW) for the selected appliance.
  • 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 daily dollar cost for operating a home appliance when the user clicks the calculate button.

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 Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the program that will be intuitive for a novice user.

Write the code for the program and test the results.

Create a zipped folder of the project.