Beginning VB.NET, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

Beginning VB.NET, 2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Thearon Willis, Matthew Reynolds, Richard Blair, Jonathan Crossland
     
 

Visual Basic .NET is the latest version of the most widely used programming language in the world, popular with professional developers and complete beginners alike. This book will teach you Visual Basic .NET from first principles. You'll quickly and easily learn how to write Visual Basic .NET code and create attractive windows and forms for the users of your… See more details below

Overview

Visual Basic .NET is the latest version of the most widely used programming language in the world, popular with professional developers and complete beginners alike. This book will teach you Visual Basic .NET from first principles. You'll quickly and easily learn how to write Visual Basic .NET code and create attractive windows and forms for the users of your applications. To get you started on the road to professional development, you'll also learn about object-oriented programming, creating your own controls, working with databases, creating menus, and working with graphics.

This second edition has been thoroughly tested on the full release version of .NET. The book is written in the proven Wrox beginning style with clear explanations and plenty of code samples. Every new concept is explained thoroughly with Try It Out examples and there are end-of-chapter questions to test yourself.

This book covers:

  • Installing Visual Basic .NET
  • How to write Visual Basic .NET code
  • What the .NET Framework is and why it's important
  • Controlling the flow through your application with loops and branching structures
  • Creating useful windows and screens
  • Creating your own menus
  • A complete introduction to object-oriented programming
  • Working with graphics
  • Creating your own controls
  • Accessing databases with ADO.NET
  • Creating applications for the Web

    This book is aimed at readers who wish to learn to program using Visual Basic .NET. It assumes you have no prior experience of programming, but moves at a fast enough pace to be interesting if you have programmed in another language.

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781861007612
    Publisher:
    Wrox Press, Inc.
    Publication date:
    08/01/2002
    Edition description:
    2ND
    Pages:
    880
    Product dimensions:
    7.26(w) x 9.01(h) x 1.80(d)

    Table of Contents

    Introduction1
    Ch. 1Welcome to Visual Basic .NET9
    Ch. 2Writing Software41
    Ch. 3Controlling the Flow97
    Ch. 4Building Objects145
    Ch. 5The Microsoft.NET Framework197
    Ch. 6Working with Data Structures211
    Ch. 7Building Windows Applications269
    Ch. 8Displaying Dialog Boxes313
    Ch. 9Creating Menus361
    Ch. 10Advanced Object-Oriented Techniques395
    Ch. 11Debugging and Error Handling447
    Ch. 12Building Class Libraries479
    Ch. 13Creating Your Own Custom Controls503
    Ch. 14Programming Custom Graphics537
    Ch. 15Accessing Databases591
    Ch. 16Database Programming with SQL Server and ADO.NET621
    Ch. 17Web Forms681
    Ch. 18Visual Basic .NET and XML729
    Ch. 19Web Services775
    App. A: Where to Now?815
    App. B: Exercise Answers821
    Index841

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