Murach's Visual BASIC, 2005by Anne Boehm
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Visual Basic 2005 is designed for productivity...and so is this new addition to Murach’s bestselling VB series. It moves at a professional pace to teach you how to develop Windows Forms applications using all the time-saving new features in Visual Basic 2005 and Visual Studio 2005.That means you’ll learn how to:
create database applications using the new data sources feature and new data controls that are now layered on top of ADO.NET (database processing is the function that’s changed most dramatically in this release of Visual Basic) use new object-oriented features like generics, My objects, partial classes, and class diagrams that save you time on everyday functions take advantage of new Visual Studio features like code snippets, Auto Correction, and ClickOnce deployment that simplify the tasks of creating, testing, debugging, and deploying applications But if you’re new to VB.NET, you’ll also gain the core skills that haven’t changed. So you’ll learn how to validate data...handle numeric, date, and string data...do repetitive processing using arrays and collections...handle exceptions in a structured way...work with text, binary, and XML files...access data with ADO.NET...and make practical use of OOP features like inheritance and interfaces. What’s more, these classic skills are seamlessly integrated with what’s new, just as you’ll mix new and unchanged features in your own applications.
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I like the layout of this book. Each topic is explained in detail using paired pages with the first page of the pair containing the detail and the second page of the pair containing a summary of key points. There are also a number of benchmark projects that demonstrate the concepts that have been covered. I was particularly impressed with level of detail contained in the chapters on Database Programming and Object-Oriented programming. I would particularly recommend this book for beginning to intermediate level developers. I look forward to reading other books by this publisher.