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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Visual Basic 2005 With .NET 3.0 Programmers Reference (with source code)

With this completely up-to-date tutorial and reference, you’ll quickly learn how to develop Visual Basic (VB) programs that leverage the latest features of Vista and .NET 3.0. The tutorial section walks you through VB.NET from scratch, providing you with in-depth descriptions of the development environment, basic program syntax, and standard controls. You’ll also explore the fundamental concepts in object-oriented programming with VB.

In the comprehensive reference section, you’ll find out how to take advantage of specific VB features. Expert Rod Stephens shows you how to draw images, use GDI+ routines, and generate printed output. You’ll also discover how to build an application that interacts with its environment, save and load data in external sources, and use standard dialog controls. This approach makes it easier than ever to learn this powerful language and create your own dynamic programs.

This book is intended for programmers of all levels. It describes the Visual Basic .NET language from scratch, so you don’t need experience with previous versions of the language. The book also covers many intermediate and advanced topics. It covers topics in enough depth that even experienced developers will discover new tips, tricks, and language details. After you have mastered the language, you may still find useful tidbits throughout the book, and the reference appendixes will help you look up easily forgotten details.

The chapters move quickly through the more introductory material. If you have never programmed before and are intimidated by computers, then you might want to read a more introductory book first. If you are a beginner who’s not afraid of the computer, then you should have few problems learning Visual Basic .NET from this book.

If you have programmed in any other language, then fundamentals such as variable declarations, data types, and arrays should be familiar to you, so you should have no problem with this book. The index and reference appendices should be particularly useful in helping you translate from the languages you already know into the corresponding Visual Basic syntax.

Chapter 01 - IDE
Chapter 02 - Controls in General
Chapter 03 - Program and Module Structure
Chapter 04 - Data Types, Variables, and Constants
Chapter 05 - Operators
Chapter 06 - Subroutines and Functions
Chapter 07 - Program Control Statements
Chapter 08 - Error Handling
Chapter 09 - Introduction to Windows Forms Controls
Chapter 10 - Forms
Chapter 11 - Database Controls and Objects
Chapter 12 - Custom Controls
Chapter 13 - Drag and Drop, and the Clipboard
Chapter 14 - UAC Security
Chapter 15 - OOP Concepts
Chapter 16 - Classes and Structures
Chapter 17 - Namespaces
Chapter 18 - Collection Classes
Chapter 19 - Generics
Chapter 20 - Drawing Basics
Chapter 21 - Brushes, Pens, and Paths
Chapter 22 - Text
Chapter 23 - Image Processing
Chapter 24 - Printing
Chapter 25 - Reporting
Chapter 26 - Windows Presentation Foundation
Chapter 27 - Configuration and Resources
Chapter 28 - Streams
Chapter 29 - File-System Objects
Chapter 30 - Windows Workflow Foundation
Chapter 31 - Windows Communication Foundation
Chapter 32 - Useful Namespaces

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