Programming Microsoft Windows with Microsoft Visual Basic .Net

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The top-selling author shows developers how to use Visual Basic .NET to get the most out of Windows Forms — the next-generation Windows programming class library.

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"Look it up in Petzold" remains the last word on Windows development. In this Microsoft .NET-ready guide to the state-of-the-art programming features in Visual Basic .NET, the best-selling author shows developers how to get the most out of ...

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Overview

25-Word Description

The top-selling author shows developers how to use Visual Basic .NET to get the most out of Windows Forms — the next-generation Windows programming class library.

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"Look it up in Petzold" remains the last word on Windows development. In this Microsoft .NET-ready guide to the state-of-the-art programming features in Visual Basic .NET, the best-selling author shows developers how to get the most out of Windows Forms — the next-generation Windows programming class library. Developers will discover how to use Visual Basic .NET to create dynamic user interfaces and graphical outputs for Windows applications. With dozens of examples of client applications to illustrate common techniques and plenty of no-nonsense advice on best programming practices, the average developer can advance far beyond the basics with Visual Basic .NET right away.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780735617995
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Pages: 1300
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 2.50 (d)

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Charles Petzold wrote the classic Programming Windows®, which is currently in its fifth edition and one of the best-known and widely used programming books of all time. He was honored in 1994 with the Windows Pioneer Award, presented by Microsoft® founder Bill Gates and Windows Magazine. He has been programming with Windows since first obtaining a beta Windows 1.0 SDK in the spring of 1985, and he wrote the very first magazine article on Windows programming in 1986. Charles is an MVP for Client Application Development and the author of several other books including Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Console Thyself 1
2 Hello, Windows Forms 43
3 Essential Structures 85
4 An Exercise in Text Output 127
5 Lines, Curves, and Area Fills 161
6 Tapping into the Keyboard 205
7 Pages and Transforms 249
8 Taming the Mouse 295
9 Text and Fonts 351
10 The Timer and Time 425
11 Images and Bitmaps 469
12 Buttons and Labels and Scrolls (Oh My!) 535
13 Beziers and Other Splines 611
14 Menus 641
15 Paths, Regions, and Clipping 685
16 Dialog Boxes 725
17 Brushes and Pens 781
18 Edit, List, and Spin 837
19 Font Fun 909
20 Toolbars and Status Bars 951
21 Printing 993
22 Tree View and List View 1039
23 Metafiles 1095
24 Clip, Drag, and Drop 1133
App. A Files and Streams 1179
App. B Math Class 1217
App. C String Theory 1233
Index 1259
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