Visual Basic 2005 Cookbookby Tim Patrick, John Clark Craig
This book will help you solve more than 300 of the most common and not-so-common tasks that working Visual Basic 2005 programmers face every day. If you're a seasoned .NET developer, beginning Visual Basic programmer, or a developer seeking a simple and clear migration path from VB6 to Visual Basic 2005, the Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook delivers a practical/i>… See more details below
This book will help you solve more than 300 of the most common and not-so-common tasks that working Visual Basic 2005 programmers face every day. If you're a seasoned .NET developer, beginning Visual Basic programmer, or a developer seeking a simple and clear migration path from VB6 to Visual Basic 2005, the Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook delivers a practical collection of problem-solving recipes for a broad range of Visual Basic programming tasks.
The concise solutions and examples in the Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook range from simple tasks to the more complex, organized by the types of problems you need to solve. Nearly every recipe contains a complete, documented code sample showing you how to solve the specific problem, as well as a discussion of how the underlying technology works and that outlines alternatives, limitations, and other considerations. As with all O'Reilly Cookbooks, each recipe helps you quickly understand a problem, learn how to solve it, and anticipate potential tradeoffs or ramifications.
Useful features of the book include:
- Over 300 recipes written in the familiar O'Reilly Problem-Solution-Discussion format
- Hundreds of code snippets, examples, and complete solutions available for download
- VB6 updates to alert VB6 programmers to code-breaking changes in Visual Basic 2005
- Recipes that target Visual Basic 2005 features not included in previous releases
- Code examples covering everyday data manipulation techniques and language fundamentals
- Advanced projects focusing on multimedia and mathematical transformations using linear algebraic methods
- Specialized topics covering files and file systems, printing, and databases
In addition, you'll find chapters on cryptography and compression, graphics, and special programming techniques. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, the Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook is sure to save you time, serving up the code you need, when you need it.
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A few years ago, I needed to write some VBA code for Access and happened across the 'Access Cookbook'. I was delighted with the wealth of information and the problem/solution oriented approach. So when the 'Visual Basic 2005 Cookbook' came out I immediately grabbed a copy. I was not disappointed. As an experienced programmer, I didn't need a need an introduction to programming, instead I wanted a quick introduction to the new features of .NET and the Cookbook provides it without wasting your time. As promised, the cookbook provides hundreds of problems and solutions. Do you need to know how to handle strings efficiently? Do you need to know how to handle files or graphics objects, its all in here. And while it is not an introduction to programming, it provides so much material that beginners will learn a tremendous amount from the examples in this book. The discussions of the code presented is clean and easy to understand. There is a chapter on database interactions as well as a chapter on web development and ASP. This is a book that you will want to skim straight through and then keep as a reference and you will be sure to refer to it over and over. Highly recommended.
I've only had this book for a short while, but I'm finding it MUCH more useful than the many other VB.Net books I've got on my shelf. Sometimes it's hard to figure out what function to use to do things in the .NET framework, and this book solves that problem very well. I highly recommend it to any VB.Net programmer, especially if you struggle at all moving up from VB6.