Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Step by Step

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Overview

Whether you are new to programming or to Visual Basic 2005, this tutorial gives you practical guidance to build your programming knowledge. Use the real-world exercises to teach yourself the essentials of Visual Basic—and begin creating applications for Microsoft Windows and the Web.

Discover how to:

  • Work in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 development environment
  • Use ...
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Overview

Whether you are new to programming or to Visual Basic 2005, this tutorial gives you practical guidance to build your programming knowledge. Use the real-world exercises to teach yourself the essentials of Visual Basic—and begin creating applications for Microsoft Windows and the Web.

Discover how to:

  • Work in the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 development environment
  • Use Toolbox controls to create compelling user interfaces complete with digital photos, menus, toolbars, check boxes, and more
  • Add artwork, animation, and special effects to an application
  • Use inheritance and other new object-oriented programming capabilities
  • Detect, track, and repair bugs in your code
  • Store program data using variables, modules, arrays, and collections
  • Add sophisticated functions to your applications with Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 classes and methods
  • Manage code flow with decision structures, loops, timers, and procedures
  • Program interactive Web applications with Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0
  • Create datacentric applications using Microsoft ADO.NET
  • Write custom code for printers and configure dialog boxes for printing
  • Migrate Visual Basic 6.0 code to Visual Basic 2005

CD includes all practice exercises.

For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735621312
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 11/2/2005
  • Series: Microsoft Step by Step Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Halvorson has written more than 30 books, including the popular Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step, Microsoft Office XP Inside Out, and Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Step by Step. A former Visual Basic localization manager at Microsoft, Michael is a professor at Pacific Lutheran University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Visual Basic 2005

Chapter 1: Exploring the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment

Chapter 2: Writing Your First Program

Chapter 3: Working with Toolbox Controls

Chapter 4: Working with Menus, Toolbars, and Dialog Boxes

Part II: Programming Fundamentals

Chapter 5: Visual Basic Variables and Formulas, and the .NET Framework

Chapter 6: Using Decision Structures

Chapter 7: Using Loops and Timers

Chapter 8: Debugging Visual Basic Programs

Chapter 9: Trapping Errors by Using Structured Error Handling

Chapter 10: Creating Modules and Procedures

Chapter 11: Using Arrays to Manage Numeric and String Data

Chapter 12: Working with Collections and the System.Collections Namespace

Chapter 13: Exploring Text Files and String Processing

Part III: Designing the User Interface

Chapter 14: Managing Windows Forms and Controls at Run Time

Chapter 15: Adding Graphics and Animation Effects

Chapter 16: Inheriting Forms and Creating Base Classes

Chapter 17: Working with Printers

Part IV: Database and Web Programming

Chapter 18: Getting Started with ADO.NET

Chapter 19: Data Presentation Using the DataGridView Control

Chapter 20: Creating Web Sites and Web Pages Using Microsoft Visual Web Developer and ASP.NET

Part V: Appendix

Appendix : Where to Go for More Information

Appendix : About the Author

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    Mr. Halvorson's approach when writing this book is one of the best. His teaching career and background puts this book at the top of the list. It is like having him standing over your shoulder helping you out along the way in a one on one teaching session. I was most impressed chapters 18 & 19 which address ADO.Net and database connectivity and presentation.

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    this book's great!

    I have bought this book last month and it took me just a few hours to learn and start writing my first VB program because of its hands on and easy to follow contents make this book worth buying. Two thumbs up!

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