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Pro VB 2010 and the .NET 4.0 Platform
     

Pro VB 2010 and the .NET 4.0 Platform

by Andrew Troelsen, Vidya Vrat Agarwal
 

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Be the first to understand .NET 4.0 and Visual Basic 2010. Pro VB 2010 and the .NET 4.0 Platform provides developers with a complete guide to the new technology, explaining the importance of all the key VB 2010 language features. This edition has been comprehensively revised and rewritten to make it accurately reflect the VB 10 language specification for

Overview

Be the first to understand .NET 4.0 and Visual Basic 2010. Pro VB 2010 and the .NET 4.0 Platform provides developers with a complete guide to the new technology, explaining the importance of all the key VB 2010 language features. This edition has been comprehensively revised and rewritten to make it accurately reflect the VB 10 language specification for the .NET 4.0 platform. You’ll find new chapters covering the important concepts of dynamic lookups, named and optional arguments, Parallel LINQ (PLINQ), improved COM interop, and variance for generics.

The first edition of this book was released at the 2001 Tech-Ed conference in Atlanta, Georgia. At that time, the .NET platform was still a beta product, and in many ways, so was this book. This is not to say that the early editions of this text did not have merit—after all, the book was a 2002 Jolt Award finalist and it won the 2003 Referenceware Excellence Award. However, over the years that author Andrew Troelsen spent working with the common language runtime (CLR), he gained a much deeper understanding of the .NET platform and the subtleties of the VB programming language, and he feels that this sixth edition of the book is as close to a “final release” as he’s come yet!

If you’re checking out this book for the first time, do understand that it’s targeted at experienced software professionals and/or graduate students of computer science (so don’t expect three chapters on iteration or decision constructs!). The mission of this text is to provide you with a rock-solid foundation in the VB programming language and the core aspects of the .NET platform (assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, etc.). Once you digest the information presented in these 25 chapters, you’ll be in a perfect position to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments and explore the .NET universe on your own terms.

What you’ll learn
  • Discover the ins and outs of the leading .NET technology.
  • Learn from an award-winning author who has been teaching the .NET world since version 1.0.
  • Find complete coverage of the WPF, WCF, and WF foundations that support the core .NET platform.
Who this book is for

This book is for anyone with some software development experience who is interested in the new .NET Framework 4.0 and the VB language. Whether you are moving to .NET for the first time or are already writing applications on .NET 2.0 or .NET 3.5, this book will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the new technology and serve as a complete reference throughout your coding career.

Table of Contents
  1. Introducing VB 2010
  2. Building Visual Basic 2010 Applications
  3. Core VB 2010 Programming Constructs, Part I
  4. Core VB 2010 Programming Constructs, Part II
  5. Defining Encapsulated Class Types
  6. Understanding Inheritance and Polymorphism
  7. Understanding Structured Exception Handling
  8. Understanding Object Lifetime
  9. Working with Interfaces
  10. Understanding Generics
  11. Delegates, Events, and Lambdas
  12. Advanced VB 2010 Language Features
  13. LINQ to Objects
  14. Configuring .NET Assemblies
  15. Type Reflection, Late Binding, and Attribute-Based Programming
  16. Processes, AppDomains, and Object Contexts
  17. Understanding CIL and the Role of Dynamic Assemblies
  18. Dynamic Types and the Dynamic Language Runtime
  19. Multithreaded and Parallel Programming
  20. File I/O and Object Serialization
  21. ADO.NET Part I: The Connected Layer
  22. ADO.NET Part II: The Disconnected Layer
  23. ADO.NET Part III: The Entity Framework
  24. Introducing LINQ to XML
  25. Introducing Windows Communication Foundation
  26. Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0
  27. Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation and XAML
  28. Programming with WPF Controls
  29. WPF Graphics Rendering Services
  30. WPF Resources, Animations, and Styles
  31. WPF Control Templates and UserControls
  32. Building ASP.NET Web Pages
  33. ASP.NET Web Controls, Master Pages, and Themes
  34. ASP.NET State Management Techniques
  35. Programming with Windows Forms
  36. Platform-Independent .NET Development with Mono

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430229865
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
10/18/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1800
File size:
32 MB
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Meet the Author

Andrew Troelsen is a partner, trainer, and consultant at Intertech Inc., and is a leading authority on both .NET and COM. His book Pro C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform won the prestigious 2003 Referenceware Excellence Award and is in its third edition. Also of note are his earlier five-star treatment of traditional COM in the bestselling Developer's Workshop to COM and ATL mirrored in his book, COM and .NET Interoperability, and his top-notch investigation of VB .NET in Visual Basic .NET and the .NET Platform: An Advanced Guide. Troelsen has a degree in mathematical linguistics and South Asian studies from the University of Minnesota, and is a frequent speaker at numerous .NET-related conferences. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Amanda, and spends his free time investigating .NET and waiting for the Wild to win the Stanley Cup. You can check out his blog at AndrewTroelsen.blogspot.com.

Vidya Vrat Agarwal, a Microsoft .NET purist and an MCT, MCPD, MCTS, MCSD.NET, MCAD.NET, and MCSD, works with Lionbridge Technologies (NASDAQ: LIOX), and his business card reads "Subject Matter Expert" (SME). He is also a lifetime member of the Computer Society of India (CSI). He started working on Microsoft .NET with its beta release. He has been involved in software development, evangelism, consultation, corporate training, and T3 programs on Microsoft .NET for various employers and corporate clients. His articles can be read at ProgrammersHeaven.com, and he also reviews .NET preparation kits, available at UCertify.com. He has contributed as technical reviewer to many books published by Apress, including Beginning VB 2008 Databases: From Novice to Professional.

He lives with his beloved wife, Rupali, and lovely daughter, Vamika ("Pearly"). He believes that nothing will turn into a reality without them. He is the follower of the concept "No pain, no gain" and believes that his wife is his greatest strength. He is a bibliophile; when he is not working on technical stuff, he likes to be with his family and also likes reading spiritual and occult science books. He blogs at http://Dotnetpassion.blogspot.com. You can reach him at Vidya_mct@yahoo.com.

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