Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# .NET 2003 in 24 Hours

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In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be creating your own Windows applications using the power and functionality of Visual C# .NET. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of Visual C# .NET from the ground up.

As an added bonus, the book includes a 60-day Trial Version of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 on DVD-ROM so you will have every tool you ...

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Overview

In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, you will be creating your own Windows applications using the power and functionality of Visual C# .NET. Using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, each lesson builds on the previous ones, enabling you to learn the essentials of Visual C# .NET from the ground up.

As an added bonus, the book includes a 60-day Trial Version of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 on DVD-ROM so you will have every tool you need to create the applications demonstrated in the book.

Step-by-step instructions walk you through the most common Visual C# .NET tasks while questions and answers, quizzes, and exercises at the end of each hour help you test your knowledge. Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions and help steer you clear of potential problems.

You will learn...

  • The basics of Visual C# and then quickly begin applying your knowledge to real-world Windows programming tasks.
  • Important features such as building forms, working with controls, looping, debugging, and working with data in the world of .NET.
  • Tips that ease migration from Visual C++ and Visual Basic 6 to Visual c# .NET 2003.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672325380
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 571
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

James Foxall, MCSD, is vice president of Tigerpaw Software, Inc., a Microsoft Certified Partner specializing in commercial database applications. He is responsible for management of all Windows application development, and is an authority on application interface and behavior standards of applications for the Microsoft Windows and Office environments. In addition to being a well-known book author, he contributes to several journals and magazines, speaks internationally, and teaches college-level courses on Visual Basic. He has been featured in news shows, trade publications, and newspaper articles for his technology expertise.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I The Visual Studio .NET Environment
Hour 1 Jumping in with Both Feet: A Visual C# .NET Programming Tour 7
Hour 2 Navigating Visual Studio .NET 31
Hour 3 Understanding Objects and Collections 67
Hour 4 Understanding Events 91
Pt. II Building a User Interface
Hour 5 Building Forms: The Basics 109
Hour 6 Building Forms: Advanced Techniques 131
Hour 7 Working with the Traditional Controls 161
Hour 8 Using Advanced Controls 193
Hour 9 Adding Menus and Toolbars to Forms 213
Hour 10 Creating and Calling Methods 233
Pt. III Making Things Happen - Programming
Hour 11 Using Constants, Data Types, Variables, and Arrays 259
Hour 12 Performing Arithmetic, String Manipulation, and Date/Time Adjustments 279
Hour 13 Making Decisions in Visual C# .NET Code 299
Hour 14 Looping for Efficiency 311
Hour 15 Debugging Your Code 323
Hour 16 Designing Objects Using Classes 345
Hour 17 Interacting with Users 363
Hour 18 Working with Graphics 383
Pt. IV Working with Data
Hour 19 Performing File Operations 407
Hour 20 Controlling Other Applications Using Automation 425
Hour 21 Working with a Database 437
Pt. V Developing Solutions and Beyond
Hour 22 Deploying a Visual C# .NET Solution 463
Hour 23 Introduction to Web Development 477
Hour 24 Building a Real-World Application 485
App. A The 10,000-Foot View 509
App. B: Answers to Quizzes 517
Index 535
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