Learning Visual Basic .NET [NOOK Book]

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Most Visual Basic .NET books are written for experienced object-oriented programmers, but many programmers jumping on the .NET bandwagon are coming from non-object-oriented languages, such as Visual Basic 6.0 or from script programming, such as JavaScript. These programmers, and those who are adopting VB.NET as their first programming language, have been out of luck when it comes to finding a high-quality introduction to the language that helps them get started.That's why Jesse Liberty, author of the best-selling...

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Learning Visual Basic .NET

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Overview

Most Visual Basic .NET books are written for experienced object-oriented programmers, but many programmers jumping on the .NET bandwagon are coming from non-object-oriented languages, such as Visual Basic 6.0 or from script programming, such as JavaScript. These programmers, and those who are adopting VB.NET as their first programming language, have been out of luck when it comes to finding a high-quality introduction to the language that helps them get started.That's why Jesse Liberty, author of the best-selling books Programming C# and Programming ASP.NET, has written an entry-level guide to Visual Basic .NET. Written in a warm and friendly manner, this book assumes no prior programming experience, and provides an easy introduction to Microsoft's most popular .NET language.Learning Visual Basic .NET is a complete introduction to VB.NET and object-oriented programming. This book will help you build a solid foundation in .NET, and show how to apply your skills by using hundreds of examples to help you become productive quickly. Learning Visual Basic .NET introduces fundamentals like Visual Studio .NET, a tool set for building Windows and Web applications. You'll learn about the syntax and structure of the Visual Basic .NET language, including operators, classes and interfaces, structs, arrays, and strings. Liberty then demonstrates how to develop various kinds of applications--including those that work with databases--and web services.By the time you've finished Learning Visual Basic .NET, you'll be ready to move on to a more advanced programming guide that will help you create large-scale web and Windows applications.Whether you have a little object-oriented programming experience or you are new to programming altogether, Visual Basic .NET will set you firmly on your way to mastering the essentials of the VB.NET language.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596552176
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/25/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 1,150,718
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jesse Liberty, Microsoft .NET MVP, is the best-selling author of O'Reilly Media's "Programming ASP.NET", "Programming C#", "Programming Visual Basic 2005" and over a dozen other books on web and object-oriented programming. He is president of Liberty Associates, Inc. where he provides contract programming, consulting and on-site training in .NET. Jesse is a frequent contributor to O'Reilly Network web sites as well as many industry publications and has spoken at numerous industry events. He is a former Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T and Vice President for technology development at CitiBank.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Visual Basic .NET and .NET Programming 1
2 Getting Started with VB.NET 6
3 Object-Oriented Programming 14
4 Visual Studio .NET 23
5 VB.NET Language Fundamentals 32
6 Branching 49
7 Operators 71
8 Classes and Objects 82
9 Inside Methods 107
10 Basic Debugging 121
11 Inheritance and Polymorphism 130
12 Structures 151
13 Interfaces 157
14 Arrays 180
15 Collection Interfaces and Types 212
16 Strings 239
17 Throwing and Catching Exceptions 259
18 Applications and Events 276
19 Afterword 289
Index 293
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