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Professional Visual Basic 2008

The 2008 version of Visual Basic is tremendously enhanced and introduces dramatic new concepts, techniques, and features to this popular object-oriented language. Written by an elite author team who are sympathetic to the challenges of learning VB 2008, this comprehensive book provides a clear and concise approach to using VB 2008 in the ever-expanding .NET world.

This book focuses on using the latest and most ...

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Overview

Professional Visual Basic 2008

The 2008 version of Visual Basic is tremendously enhanced and introduces dramatic new concepts, techniques, and features to this popular object-oriented language. Written by an elite author team who are sympathetic to the challenges of learning VB 2008, this comprehensive book provides a clear and concise approach to using VB 2008 in the ever-expanding .NET world.

This book focuses on using the latest and most powerful tools from the Microsoft arsenal within your Visual Basic solutions. Looking closely at LINQ, AJAX, a new Visual Studio® and more, you'll be able to take lessons from this book and apply them to what you are doing today. You'll examine everything from the .NET Framework to the best practices for deploying .NET applications to database access and integrating with other technologies, such as COM and XML.

What you will learn from this book

  • The core elements of VB 2008 as well as full syntax of all the new additions the language offers
  • Ways that the Common Language Runtime (CLR) is responsible for managing the execution of code compiled on the .NET platform
  • How VB is used in the creation, installation, running, and debugging of Windows® Services
  • How to work with the new SQL Server® 2008 along with your .NET applications
  • The many features of Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation
  • Ways to take advantage of the abilities of LINQ
  • The new web technology introduced by SilverlightTM

Who this book is for
This book is for experienced developers who are looking to transition to the latest version of Visual Basic.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470191361
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/5/2008
  • Series: Programmer to Programmer Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1464
  • Sales rank: 820,657
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Visual Basic 2008 Core Elements 1

Ch. 2 Object Syntax Introduction 49

Ch. 3 Object-Oriented Programming 101

Ch. 4 The Common Language 193

Ch. 5 Localization 219

Ch. 6 Generics 247

Ch. 7 Namespaces 271

Ch. 8 Exception Handling and Debugging 299

Ch. 9 Data Access with ADO.NET 3.5 327

Ch. 10 Using XML in Visual Basic 2008 379

Ch. 11 LINQ 437

Ch. 12 Security in the .NET Framework 481

Ch. 13 Visual Studio 2008 537

Ch. 14 Working with SQL Server 599

Ch. 15 Windows Forms 647

Ch. 16 Windows Forms Advanced Features 697

Ch. 17 Windows Presentation Foundation 727

Ch. 18 Integrating WPF and Windows Forms 779

Ch. 19 Working with ASP.NET 3.5 801

Ch. 20 ASP.NET 3.5 Advanced Features 839

Ch. 21 Silverlight Development 897

Ch. 22 Visual Studio Tools for Office 915

Ch. 23 Assemblies 955

Ch. 24 Deployment 977

Ch. 25 Working with Classic COM and Interfaces 1019

Ch. 26 Threading 1045

Ch. 27 Windows Workflow Foundation 1079

Ch. 28 XML Web Services 1105

Ch. 29 Remoting 1145

Ch. 30 Enterprise Services 1173

Ch. 31 Network Programming 1201

Ch. 32 Windows Communication Foundation 1235

Ch. 33 Windows Services 1267

Ch. 34 Visual Basic and the Internet 1297

Appendix A The Visual Basic Compiler 1331

Appendix B Visual Basic Power Packs Tools 1347

Appendix C Visual Basic Resources 1361

Index 1363

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