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Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Deluxe Learning Edition: Version 2003

by Microsoft Corporation
 

Get on the fast track to professional application development with Visual Basic .NET 2003. This practical, hands-on tutorial expertly guides you through the fundamentals—using step-by-step exercises, code samples, optimization tips, and real-world advice to accelerate your productivity. Work at your own pace, learning core programming skills by selecting just

Overview

Get on the fast track to professional application development with Visual Basic .NET 2003. This practical, hands-on tutorial expertly guides you through the fundamentals—using step-by-step exercises, code samples, optimization tips, and real-world advice to accelerate your productivity. Work at your own pace, learning core programming skills by selecting just the chapters and lessons you need. Upgrade your Visual Basic 6 applications quickly with the help of “Upgrade Notes” sidebars, a special upgrading index, and insights into the enhanced Visual Basic .NET Upgrade Wizard. It’s everything you need to start creating .NET-connected software now!

Discover how to:

  • Create a compelling user interface with Toolbox controls, menus, and dialog boxes
  • Use methods in the .NET Framework 1.1 class libraries
  • Utilize the new debugging tools and structured error handlers to build robust code
  • Manage data in your programs using collections, arrays, and string processing techniques
  • Automate Microsoft Office applications and manage processes
  • Manage Windows® Forms and create graphics and animation effects
  • Use inheritance and other new object-oriented programming capabilities
  • Write custom code for printers and dialog boxes for printing
  • Manage Microsoft Access databases and create custom database applications with Microsoft ADO.NET
  • Display HTML documents using Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Use Web Forms to build Internet interfaces
  • Deploy Visual Basic .NET applications
  • Port Visual Basic 6 programs to Visual Basic .NET

CD features:

  • Code examples in Visual Basic .NET 2003
  • All the book’s practice files
  • Fully searchable eBook

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Visual Basic .NET 2003 has arrived -- with richer object models, a quicker, more responsive IDE, support for .NET 1.1, even a greatly improved Upgrade Wizard for converting VB6 code. If you were considering purchasing VB.NET 2003 Standard Edition, get Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Deluxe Learning Edition instead.

For not much more than the software alone, you’ll also get Michael Halvorson’s great beginner’s tutorial Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Step by Step: Version 2003. This project-focused book covers everything from the simplest controls and program syntax through database and Internet programming.

By Chapter 2, you’ll be building complete programs: to be precise, a slot machine. As your skills grow, you’ll return to that program repeatedly -- adding public variables to track “wins,” new forms to provide Help. But that’s only one of 60-plus projects. Halvorson walks you through user interface programming, decision structures, debugging, modules and procedures, arrays and collections, text files, string processing, supporting printers, and more.

There’s a full chapter on automating Microsoft Office applications (sample project: calling Excel 2002 to compute a loan payment). Halvorson then introduces ADO.NET data adapters, datasets, and the DataGrid control -- all you need to use and display database information. You’ll also get a taste of web programming: first, displaying HTML documents in Internet Explorer and then using Web Forms and ASP.NET to design and build interactive web applications.

The CD-ROM contains all practice files -- plus an electronic version of the book. This package is all you need to get started with VB.NET 2003, in one box. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735619067
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Series:
Pro-Developer Series
Edition description:
2003 ed.
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.48(h) x 2.83(d)

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