Visual Basic 2005 In A Nutshell

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When Microsoft made Visual Basic into an object-oriented programming language, millions of VB developers resisted the change to the .NET platform. Now, after integrating feedback from their customers and creating Visual Basic 2005, Microsoft finally has the right carrot. Visual Basic 2005 offers the power of the .NET platform, yet restores the speed and convenience of Visual Basic. Accordingly, we've revised the classic in a Nutshell guide to the Visual Basic language to cover ...

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Overview

When Microsoft made Visual Basic into an object-oriented programming language, millions of VB developers resisted the change to the .NET platform. Now, after integrating feedback from their customers and creating Visual Basic 2005, Microsoft finally has the right carrot. Visual Basic 2005 offers the power of the .NET platform, yet restores the speed and convenience of Visual Basic. Accordingly, we've revised the classic in a Nutshell guide to the Visual Basic language to cover the Visual Basic 2005 version and all of its new features.

Unlike other books on the subject, Visual Basic 2005 in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition doesn't assume you're a novice. It's a detailed, professional reference to the Visual Basic language-a reference that you can use to jog your memory about a particular language element or parameter. It'll also come in handy when you want to make sure that there isn't some "gotcha" you've overlooked with a particular language feature.

The book is divided into three major parts: Part I introduces the main features and concepts behind Visual Basic programming; Part II thoroughly details all the functions, statements, directives, objects, and object members that make up the Visual Basic language; and Part III contains a series of helpful appendices. Some of the new features covered include Generics, a convenient new library called My Namespace, and the operators used to manipulate data in Visual Basic.

No matter how much experience you have programming with Visual Basic, you want Visual Basic 2005 in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition close by, both as a standard reference guide and as a tool for troubleshooting and identifying programming problems.

The classic Nutshell guide to Microsoft's Visual Basic programming language is completely revised and reorganized to cover the forthcoming VB 3005 version, as well as VB .NET 1.1.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596101527
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/6/2006
  • Series: In a Nutshell (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 1,030,872
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 1.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Patrick is Senior Software Architect at TiMaki Services developing custom client/server and multi-tier software solutions targeting Microsoft Windows client workstations and Internet/Intranet/Extranet users. Tim has over twenty years experience in software development and software architecture. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD). He wrote The Visual Basic Style Guide and its successor, The Visual Basic .NET Style Guide. He has also published many magazine articles on topics related to Visual Basic development.

Steven Roman, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of mathematics at the California State University, Fullerton. His previous books with O'Reilly include "Access Database Design and Programming", "Writing Excel Macros with VBA", and "Win32 API Programming with Visual Basic".

Ron Petrusha is an editor for O'Reilly and is the author/coauthor of many books, including VBScript in a Nutshell. Ron has a background in quantitative labor history, specializing in Russian labor history, and holds degrees from the University of Michigan and Columbia University. He began working with computers in the mid 1970s, programming in SPSS (a programmable statistical package) and FORTRAN on the IBM 370 family. Since then, he has been a computer book buyer, an editor of a number of books on Windows and Unix, and a consultant on projects written in dBASE, Clipper, and Visual Basic.

Paul Lomax, author of O'Reilly's VB & VBA in a Nutshell and a coauthor of VBScript in a Nutshell, is an experienced VB programmer with a passion for sharing his knowledge—and his collection of programming tips and techniques gathered from real-world experience.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: The Basics

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The .NET Framework: General Concepts

Chapter 3: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

Chapter 4: Variables and Data Types

Chapter 5: Operators

Chapter 6: Program Structure

Chapter 7: The .NET Framework Class Library

Chapter 8: Delegates and Events

Chapter 9: Attributes

Chapter 10: Generics

Chapter 11: Error Handling in Visual Basic

Part II: Reference

Part III: Appendixes

Appendix A: Language Elements by Category

Appendix B: Namespace Hierarchy

Appendix C: Constants and Enumerations

Appendix D: What's New and Different in Visual Basic .NET 2002

Appendix E: What's New and Different in Visual Basic .NET 2003

Appendix F: What's New and Different in Visual Basic 2005

Appendix G: VB 6 Language Elements No Longer Supported

Appendix H: The Visual Basic Command-Line Compiler

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2006

    VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Are you a developer who has used previous versions of Visual Basic (VB) are new to VB or, are learning VB for the first time? If you are, this book is for you. Authors Tim Patrick, Steven Roman, Ron Petrusha and Paul Lomax, have written the third edition of an outstanding book that focuses on the language elements of .NET-powered Visual Basic--on its statements, functions, procedures, directives, and objects. Patrick, Roman, Petrusha and Lomax, begin by discussing how VB has been transformed into its .NET variation, and how and why the .NET version is different from previous editions of VB. Then, they cover some of the features of the .NET Framework that most impact the VB developer. The authors continue by discussing the basic concepts of object-oriented programming and show how to implement VB's object-oriented features in your code. In addition, they also look at the standard VB data types and how to use them. The authors also show you the operators you should use to manipulate data in VB. Then, the authors discuss the entry points that allow the .NET runtime to execute your code and show how to structure the code in a VB program. Next, they offer a fast paced overview of the Framework Class Library and some of its features. Next, the authors show how events work and what they mean to you as a programmer. Then, they explain attributes and show you how to use and define them. The authors continue by describing the generics feature and provide examples for its use. In addition, they also show you how to use unstructured error handling and structured exception handling. The authors also provide you with syntax and usage information for all major VB language features, plus information on some of the more useful .NET Framework features that are not officially part of the VB language. Finally, the authors fully document the My Namespace feature, a convenient new library introduced with VB 2005. Keeping the preceding in mind, this excellent book provides essential information on the VB language for the .NET platform. It thoroughly details all the functions, statements, directives, objects, and object members that make up the VB language.

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