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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2006

    VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Are you a developer who has used previous versions of Visual Basic (VB) are new to VB or, are learning VB for the first time? If you are, this book is for you. Authors Tim Patrick, Steven Roman, Ron Petrusha and Paul Lomax, have written the third edition of an outstanding book that focuses on the language elements of .NET-powered Visual Basic--on its statements, functions, procedures, directives, and objects. Patrick, Roman, Petrusha and Lomax, begin by discussing how VB has been transformed into its .NET variation, and how and why the .NET version is different from previous editions of VB. Then, they cover some of the features of the .NET Framework that most impact the VB developer. The authors continue by discussing the basic concepts of object-oriented programming and show how to implement VB's object-oriented features in your code. In addition, they also look at the standard VB data types and how to use them. The authors also show you the operators you should use to manipulate data in VB. Then, the authors discuss the entry points that allow the .NET runtime to execute your code and show how to structure the code in a VB program. Next, they offer a fast paced overview of the Framework Class Library and some of its features. Next, the authors show how events work and what they mean to you as a programmer. Then, they explain attributes and show you how to use and define them. The authors continue by describing the generics feature and provide examples for its use. In addition, they also show you how to use unstructured error handling and structured exception handling. The authors also provide you with syntax and usage information for all major VB language features, plus information on some of the more useful .NET Framework features that are not officially part of the VB language. Finally, the authors fully document the My Namespace feature, a convenient new library introduced with VB 2005. Keeping the preceding in mind, this excellent book provides essential information on the VB language for the .NET platform. It thoroughly details all the functions, statements, directives, objects, and object members that make up the VB language.

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