Microsoft Visual Basic 2005: Build a Program Now!

Microsoft Visual Basic 2005: Build a Program Now!

by Patrice Pelland
     
 

Build your own Web browser, desktop weather station, or other cool application—without any programming experience! Featuring learn-by-doing projects and plenty of visual examples, this hands-on book is your quick start to creating applications for Microsoft Windows.

Have fun as you discover how to:

  • Design a rich user interface with easy-to-use

Overview

Build your own Web browser, desktop weather station, or other cool application—without any programming experience! Featuring learn-by-doing projects and plenty of visual examples, this hands-on book is your quick start to creating applications for Microsoft Windows.

Have fun as you discover how to:

  • Design a rich user interface with easy-to-use tools
  • “Drag and drop” text boxes, buttons, and other controls into your application
  • Add database and reporting capabilities
  • Exploit features that reduce the amount of code you write
  • Find and fix any bugs
  • Roll-out and share your application

CD Includes:

  • Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

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Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Ever wonder if you could program? If you’d be good at it? If you’d enjoy it? Get this book, and find out. It’s about the simplest beginning programming book we’ve seen: It assumes you know, well, basically nothing. It’s in full color. It’s a pleasure to read. And you’ll build actual software: a miniature web browser; a simple database application; even a one-click, web-connected weather tracker you might actually use!

The price is right. And the book’s CD-ROM contains Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition: all the software you need to write full-fledged programs that store, work with, and present data. (As the author puts it, “not a time-bomb edition, a demo, or a feature limited version”: this is software you can use forever.) Nice job on this one, Microsoft! Bill Camarda, from the February 2006 Read Only

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735622135
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
12/16/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Patrice Pelland, Principal Development Manager, Microsoft, and author of Microsoft Visual C#® 2008 Express Edition: Build a Program Now! and other Microsoft Press® titles.

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