Beginning VB .NET 1.1 Databases: From Novice to Professional / Edition 1

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Visual Basic .NET is a powerful .NET programming language that is often considered the “workhorse” of programming. Further, development in VB .NET accounts for a huge portion of all programming efforts. To understand VB .NET is to meet challenging programming projects head-on.

Author Dan Maharry livens the topic with his unique style, and presents you with the skill set you want and need, to enter today’s VB .NET programming jobs. This book is an ideal read forbeginning and intermediate VB .NET students who want to understand the core of VB .NET and database programming. Maharry is at the height of his powers, and promises to lead you on a memorable VB .NET journey.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590593585
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 2/16/2005
  • Series: Expert's Voice in .NET Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 1.28 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Maharry is a UK-based professional technical author with over a dozen books to his name and many more as technical reviewer and editor for a variety of publishers including Wrox, Apress, Microsoft Press and O'Reilly Associates. He's also a .NET developer with past stints for the dotCoop TLD registry and various web development houses under his belt. He contributes code and documentation to various open source projects and tries to blog and to speak from time to time to user groups about cool stuff. He listens to a lot of new music as he does the above.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Installing MSDE 1
Ch. 2 Creating a simple database application 13
Ch. 3 Introducing SQL 35
Ch. 4 What's ADO.NET? 61
Ch. 5 Creating connections 87
Ch. 6 Introducing commands 111
Ch. 7 Introducing data readers 143
Ch. 8 Introducing datasets and data adapters 169
Ch. 9 Building Windows forms applications 211
Ch. 10 Using ASP.NET 237
Ch. 11 Validating Web user input 281
Ch. 12 Working with tables and relationships 303
Ch. 13 Learning more about queries 329
Ch. 14 Understanding views and stored procedures 365
Ch. 15 Using indexes and constraints 401
Ch. 16 Securing your database 425
Ch. 17 Using XML and ADO.NET 451
Ch. 18 Handling exceptions 469
Ch. 19 Using transactions 489
Ch. 20 Working with ADO.NET events 503
Ch. 21 Working with text and binary data 523
Ch. 22 Using ADO.NET 2.0 547
App. A Creating the SQL tool application 559
App. B XML primer 569
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2005

    focus on VB to ADO to databases

    The book is somewhat of a sister to a recent 'Beginning ASP.NET 1.1 Databases', with that book's author being one of the authors of this text. There is little here on the elementary, standalone syntax and usages of VB.NET 1.1. That is adequately covered elsewhere. The emphasis is on hooking to databases. Where these are SQL-based, in most practical cases. The text gives much detail about constructing in VB the various SQL commands to be sent to the database server, as queries or statements. And, of course, to parse the results into something meaningful under VB. You are also offered more. Standing between your VB application and the database is ADO. Microsoft has devices the latter as a uniform front end to different databases, to simplify access. Well worth knowing. Now if your application also involves a web UI, then you can refer to a section on integrating VB with ASP for making those web pages. For completeness, it was added to the book. Though keep in mind that this ASP section is a less crucial part of the text, compared to learning about ADO.

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