Moving to VB .NET: Strategies, Concepts, and Code

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Visual Basic guru Dan Appleman exposes the reality behind the VB .NET hype, and shows you how to evaluate this technology in the context of your specific problems. The book is divided into three parts: Strategies, Concepts, and Code. In Strategies, you'll learn how VB .NET is perfect for new development of web and other server side applications. In Concepts, you'll learn key concepts such as inheritance and multithreading, and why they are over-hyped. And in Code, you'll learn the VB .NET language and many of its...

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Overview

Visual Basic guru Dan Appleman exposes the reality behind the VB .NET hype, and shows you how to evaluate this technology in the context of your specific problems. The book is divided into three parts: Strategies, Concepts, and Code. In Strategies, you'll learn how VB .NET is perfect for new development of web and other server side applications. In Concepts, you'll learn key concepts such as inheritance and multithreading, and why they are over-hyped. And in Code, you'll learn the VB .NET language and many of its features—all based on your current knowledge of VB6.

Appleman explains the technology features of VB .NET, as well as the reasons and controversies around some of those choices. You'll learn to write high quality VB .NET code in well-designed applications. Above all, Appleman conveys his solid understanding of technology and the needs of real developers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590591024
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 4/8/2003
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 1.30 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 6.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Appleman is the president of Desaware Inc., a developer of add-on products and components for Microsoft Visual Studio, including SpyWorks, StateCoder, and the NT Service Toolkit for .NET languages and VB6. He is a cofounder of Apress, a publishing company specializing in high-quality professional level books for computer programmers and IT professionals. He is the author of numerous books, including Moving to VB .NET: Strategies, Concepts and Code, How Computer Programming Works, and Dan Appleman's Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to the Win32 API, and he is the author of a series of eBooks on .NET-related topics.
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Table of Contents

Part One Strategies

Chapter 1: Where Should You Begin?

Chapter 2: Facing VB .NET without Fear or Panic

Chapter 3: Adoption Strategies

Part Two Concepts

Chapter 4: .NET in Context

Chapter 5: Inheritance

Chapter 6: Memory Management in VB .NET

Chapter 7: VB .NET Multithreading

Part Three Code

Chapter 8: Data Types and Operators

Chapter 9: Language Syntax

Chapter 10: Objects In-Depth

Chapter 11 Reflection and Attributes

Interlude

Part Four The Wonderful World of .NET

Chapter 12: .NET Namespaces—The Grand Tour

Chapter 13: Windows Applications

Chapter 14: Internet Applications and Services

Chapter 15: COM Interop and Accessing the Win32 API

Chapter 16 Living with .NET

Conclusion

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2002

    A programming book for real word issues

    Dan Appleman's Moving to VB.NET book is a must read for the advanced VB programmer. It's not a quick read, simply because of the depth and the fact that it focuses on real world issues. I especially appreciate the subjects in Inheritance and Multithreading as well as DLL hell and a major plus is the .NET security, which many other books do not cover at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2001

    If you are a VB Programmer making the VB.NET Transition, this is a must read!

    Who hates books that are a rehash of supplied documentation? Dan Appleman does, and he's done something about it by authoring 'Moving to VB.NET'. This book is full of great code samples throughout, but it is not about learning VB.NET syntax. This book is all about the fundamental concepts that you'll need to become a great VB.NET programmer. Not only does this book open up the new world of .NET to VB developers, it goes well into the 'hows' and 'whys' of the way things work in VB.NET. With this book, you will explore in-depth topics such as multi-threading concepts and object inheritance and most importantly when *not* to use some of these new features now available to the VB developer. This book is not for beginners. It is intended for experienced VB6 developers and is written by an experienced VB developer. If you are looking to upgrade your skill base from Visaul Basic 6 to Visual Basic.NET, this book will be the one you will learn the most from!

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