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Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform / Edition 3

Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform / Edition 3

by Andrew Troelsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590598229

ISBN-13: 9781590598221

Pub. Date: 03/30/2008

Publisher: Apress

Whether you’re moving to .NET for the first time, or you’re already writing applications on .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.0, Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform will provide you with a solid grounding in this technology and serve as a comprehensive reference throughout your coding career:

  • Explore five new chapters of

Overview

Whether you’re moving to .NET for the first time, or you’re already writing applications on .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.0, Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform will provide you with a solid grounding in this technology and serve as a comprehensive reference throughout your coding career:

  • Explore five new chapters of content—including the grammar of the common intermediate language (CIL), .NET generics, and object serialization services.
  • Discover all the new .NET 3.5 features—nullable types, delegate covariance, ASP.NET 2.0 master pages, the new Windows Forms “Strip” controls, and much more.
  • Get a professional foothold—targeted to appeal to experienced software professionals and/or graduate students of computer science (so don’t expect three chapters on iteration or decision constructs!).
  • Gain a rock–solid foundation in programming using Visual Basic.
  • Get comfortable with all the core aspects of the .NET platform—including assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, and much more.

Once you’ve digested the information contained in the 25 chapters of this 1000+ page book, you’ll be ready to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments and well equipped to explore the .NET universe on your own.

What you’ll learn

  • Everything you need to put .NET 3.5 and Visual Basic 2008 to use in your professional workbefore anyone else!
  • Insights and techniques from the author’s experience since .NET 1.0
  • Complete coverage of .NET 3.5—WPF, WCF and WF

Who this book is for

Anyone with some software development experience interested in the new .NET 3.5 platform and the Visual Basic language. Whether you’re moving to .NET for the first time or you’re already writing applications on .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.0, this book will provide you with a solid grounding in this new technology and serve as a comprehensive reference throughout your coding career.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590598221
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
03/30/2008
Series:
Expert's Voice Series
Edition description:
3rd Corrected ed. 2008. Corr. 3rd printing 2008
Pages:
1377
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 2.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introducing Visual Basic 2008 and the .NET Platform.- The Philosophy of .NET.- Building Visual Basic 2008 Applications.- Core VB Programming Constructs.- VB 2008 Programming Constructs, Part I.- VB 2008 Programming Constructs, Part II.- Designing Encapsulated Class Types.- Understanding Inheritance and Polymorphism.- Understanding Structured Exception Handling.- Understanding Object Lifetime.- Advanced VB Programming Constructs.- Working with Interface Types.- Collections, Generics, and Nullable Data Types.- Delegates, Events, and Lambdas.- Operator Overloading and Custom Conversion Routines.- VB 2008-Specific Language Features.- An Introduction to LINQ.- Programming with .NET Assemblies.- Introducing .NET Assemblies.- Type Reflection, Late Binding, and Attribute-Based Programming.- Processes, AppDomains, and Object Contexts.- Building Multithreaded Applications.- .NET Interoperability Assemblies.- Introducing the .NET Base Class Libraries.- File and Directory Manipulation.- Introducing Object Serialization.- ADO.NET Part I: The Connected Layer.- ADO.NET Part II: The Disconnected Layer.- Programming with the LINQ APIs.- Introducing Windows Communication Foundation.- Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation.- Desktop Applications with Windows Forms.- Introducing Windows Forms.- Rendering Graphical Data with GDI+.- Programming with Windows Forms Controls.- Desktop Applications with WPF.- Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation and XAML.- Programming with WPF Controls.- WPF 2D Graphical Rendering, Resources, and Themes.- Building Web Applications with ASP.NET.- Building ASP.NET Web Pages.- ASP.NET Web Controls, Themes, and Master Pages.- ASP.NET State Management Techniques.

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