The .NET Languages: A Quick Translation Guide

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The .NET Languages: A Quick Translation Guide answers two questions posed by the introduction of the .NET Framework: "How do I quickly upgrade my skills to this new language?" and "How do I understand the code that another developer has written?"

Author Brian Bischof offers a complete translation guide for converting programs among the three primary Microsoft languages: Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Basic .NET, and C#. Bischof makes it easy for the thousands of Visual Basic 6.0 ...

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Overview

The .NET Languages: A Quick Translation Guide answers two questions posed by the introduction of the .NET Framework: "How do I quickly upgrade my skills to this new language?" and "How do I understand the code that another developer has written?"

Author Brian Bischof offers a complete translation guide for converting programs among the three primary Microsoft languages: Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Basic .NET, and C#. Bischof makes it easy for the thousands of Visual Basic 6.0 programmers to take the knowledge they already have and use it to write for the .NET platform.

Each chapter is laid out in a clear and concise format. Most chapters begin with a syntax conversion chart displaying how each language translates into the other languages. Included are detailed points explaining these conversions. Each chapter ends with a fully comprehensive example, written in each language, that demonstrates that particular chapters concepts. This provides you with all the information you need for converting your programs: quick lookup charts, detailed explanations, and thorough examples. Nothing is left out.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781893115484
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/4/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Bischof is the president of Bischof Systems, Inc., a software development firm providing custom solutions to businesses for the past 12 years. He has been a corporate trainer for the past three years and has taught Visual Basic to programmers from companies such as Intel, Toshiba, Bank One, Exxon, Texaco, General Electric, and Lockheed Martin. His professional certifications include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Program Fundamentals 3
Ch. 3 Data Types and Operators 25
Ch. 4 Program Flow 61
Ch. 5 Exception Handling 79
Ch. 6 Classes 99
Ch. 7 Class Interfaces 125
Ch. 8 Class Inheritance 139
Ch. 9 Events 151
Ch. 10 String Management 165
Ch. 11 Windows Form Applications 193
Ch. 12 File Access 217
Ch. 13 ADO.NET 243
Ch. 14 Date and Time Functions 277
Ch. 15 Math and Financial Functions 287
Ch. 16 Collections 299
Ch. 17 Program Interaction 313
Ch. 18 The App Object 335
Ch. 19 Drawing with Forms and Printers 345
Index 359
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2001

    A quick way to learn .NET

    If you're looking for a quick way to learn either VB.NET or C#, this book is it. The cool part is at the beginning of each chapter is a language translation table showing you how to convert the syntax of any of the languages (VB6, VB.Net, C#) into the other language. If you want to know how to build an array in C#, but you only know VB6, its easy to compare the two side by side and instantly see how to do it. Very cool. One note: Don't buy this book if you've never programmed before. For example, it won't teach you what a For loop is and why it should be used. But if you have programmed before, it will show you how to do a For loop in all the languages and what the 'gotchas' are in each language. This is a great reference book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2001

    Excellent to ramp up quickly

    At first I was not too sure about the book, thinking it might be another quick book that was just banged out on .NET. I was wrong! This book doesn't waste time. It gets right to the point in getting you up to speed with the main .NET languages (VB.NET and C#). The wonderful thing about it is that it shows you the VB (6 and .NET) and C# syntax side-by-side, so that in one pass, you can learn both languages. I had already been programming with VB.NET for almost a year before I read this book, and I had even done some C# work. Thanks to this book, now I know C# as well as VB.NET, and can easily work both languages. They also have a few 'bonus' chapters that show you how to quickly start using things like ADO.NET, and GDI+,-- painting and printing. I was surprised to see something there, since it doesn't directly deal with the language. The bonus chapters aren't a full reference, but they are enough to quickly get you up and running! Bottom line: You want to upgrade to .NET? Read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2001

    Why you should buy this book...

    I am a VB6 programmer and bought this book as I dont want to be left behind on the .NET technology. This book helped me transition alot of what I already had developed into C# quickly. Think of this book as guide you would keep in your back pocket to better help you understand all the other books out there.

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