Visual Basic 2012 Unleashed [NOOK Book]

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Visual Basic 2012 Unleashed is the most comprehensive, practical reference to modern object-oriented programming with Visual Basic 2012. Written by Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole, a long-time leader of the global VB community, this book illuminates the core of the VB language and demonstrates its effective use in a wide variety of programming scenarios.

Del Sole covers both Visual Basic 2012 Professional Edition for professional developers and the Express Edition for ...

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Overview

Visual Basic 2012 Unleashed is the most comprehensive, practical reference to modern object-oriented programming with Visual Basic 2012. Written by Visual Basic MVP Alessandro Del Sole, a long-time leader of the global VB community, this book illuminates the core of the VB language and demonstrates its effective use in a wide variety of programming scenarios.

Del Sole covers both Visual Basic 2012 Professional Edition for professional developers and the Express Edition for hobbyists, novices, and students. Writing for VB programmers at all levels of experience, he walks through using VB 2012 for data access, user interface development, networking, communication, and many other tasks. For those moving from structured languages, including VB 6, he offers detailed guidance on building effective object-oriented code. He also demonstrates how to make the most of the underlying .NET platform to write more robust and powerful software. This book's broad coverage includes advanced features such as generics and collections; a thorough introduction to the Visual Studio 2012 IDE and Visual Studio Team System; a full section on data access with ADO. NET and LINQ; practical overviews of WPF and WCF; coverage of web and cloud development with Silverlight and Azure; and advanced topics such as multithreading, testing, and deployment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133255836
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 1/31/2013
  • Series: Unleashed
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1300
  • Sales rank: 480,780
  • File size: 150 MB
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Meet the Author

Alessandro Del Sole, Microsoft MVP for Visual Basic, is well known throughout the global VB community. He is community leader on the Italian VB Tips and Tricks website that serves more than 42,500 developers, and a frequent contributor and blogger at MSDN’s Visual Basic Developer Center. He is the author of six books about .NET development with Visual Basic.

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Table of Contents

Part I Learning the Basics of VB

1 Introducing the .NET Framework 4.5 1

2 Getting Started with the Visual Studio 2012 IDE 11

3 The Anatomy of a Visual Basic Project 63

4 Data Types and Expressions 89

5 Debugging Visual Basic 2012 Applications 179

6 Handling Errors and Exceptions 207

Part II Object-Oriented Programming with Visual Basic 2012

7 Class Fundamentals 225

8 Managing an Object’s Lifetime 269

9 Organizing Types Within Namespaces 283

10 Modules 301

11 Structures and Enumerations 305

12 Inheritance 323

13 Interfaces 347

14 Generics and Nullable Types 367

15 Delegates and Events 379

16 Working with Collections and Iterators 393

17 Creating Objects: Visual Tools and Portable Libraries 423

Part III Advanced Language Features

18 Manipulating Files and Streams 453

19 The My Namespace 477

20 Advanced Language Features 511

Part IV Data Access with ADO.NET and LINQ

21 Introducing ADO.NET and DataSets 539

22 Introducing LINQ 549

23 LINQ to Objects 557

24 LINQ to SQL 587

25 LINQ to DataSets 621

26 Introducing ADO.NET Entity Framework 629

27 Manipulating XML Documents with LINQ and XML Literals 671

Part V Building Windows Desktop Applications

28 Creating WPF Applications 693

29 WPF Common Controls 725

30 Brushes, Styles, Templates, and Animations in WPF 757

31 Manipulating Media and Documents 793

32 Introducing Data-Binding 811

33 Localizing Applications 841

Part VI Building Web Applications

34 Building ASP.NET Web Applications 851

35 Publishing ASP.NET Web Applications 883

36 Building Rich Internet Applications with Silverlight 5 893

37 Building and Deploying Applications for Windows Azure 929

38 Building Apps for Windows Phone 7.5 955

Part VII Networking and Exposing Data Through Networks

39 Creating and Consuming WCF Services 991

40 Implementing and Consuming WCF Data Services 1013

Part VIII Advanced .NET Framework with VB 2012

41 Serialization 1035

42 Processes and Multithreading 1057

43 Parallel Programming and Parallel LINQ 1069

44 Asynchronous Programming 1103

45 Working with Assemblies 1143

46 Reflection 1157

47 Coding Attributes 1181

48 Platform Invokes and Interoperability with the COM Architecture 1191

49 Documenting the Source Code with XML Comments 1207

Part IX Applications Deployment

50 Understanding the Global Assembly Cache 1221

51 Setup and Deployment Projects with InstallShield for Visual Studio 1229

52 Deploying Applications with ClickOnce 1245

Part X Mastering the Visual Studio 2012 IDE

53 Advanced IDE Features 1261

54 Introducing the Visual Studio Extensibility 1287

55 Advanced Analysis Tools 1309

56 Testing Code with Unit Tests, Test-Driven Development, and Code Contracts 1337

Appendix

A Useful Resources and Tools for Visual Basic 1357

Index 1361

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