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Perhaps you've had a taste of .NET programming and are hungry for more advanced coverage of the new Visual Basic. Or perhaps you've mastered VB-6 and are ready to move to the .NET framework and the capabilities of Visual Basic .NET. Either way, Visual Basic .NET Developer's Handbook gives you what you want, and need.

If your goals involve web programming, this book offers detailed instruction that will help you achieve them. You'll learn to use Visual Basic .NET to build and deploy XML-based Web services, create ASP.NET-based web applications, and implement support for mobile devices. As you progress, you'll master some of the trickier aspects of form design, solve tough database connectivity challenges, and secure your applications with built-in .NET features.

If you're a Windows programmer who knows VB-6 inside and out, you'll find many compelling reasons for making the shift to VB.NET. This book provides the specialized coverage you need to do it quickly and effectively. You'll learn how the newest Visual Basic lets you build dramatically better Windows applications. You may cringe at the thought of mastering a new file I/O methodology, for example, but wait until you see all that streams has to offer, beginning with faster data access. And, you'll also learn new, more -effective approaches to building custom Windows services and controls.

Visual Basic .NET is at the forefront of the convergence of Windows and web programming. Whatever your focus, whatever your career path, Visual Basic .NET Developer's Handbook is the resource best suited to helping you navigate this convergence—skillfully and successfully.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782128796
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/18/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1008
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Evangelos Petroutsos is a computer engineer who gained much of his experience at the California Institute of Technology and MCI. Currently, he writes computer books and works as a freelance computer consultant and trainer. He has authored and co-authored dozens of programming titles, including several earlier editions of this book, Mastering Visual Basic .NET, and Mastering Visual Basic .NET Database Programming.

Mark Ridgeway is head of IT at Braemar College in Woodend, Australia, where he runs a computer network and teaches young minds to take nothing for granted. He has written a number of articles and tutorials on developing for the Mobile Internet and is the author of .NET Wireless Programming, also from Sybex.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Database Programming with .NET.

Chapter 1: Introducing Visual Basic .NET.

Chapter 2: Working with SQL Server 2000 and Visual Studio .NET.

Chapter 3: ADO.NET:An Architectural Overview.

Chapter 4: Working with the DataSet.

Chapter 5: Building Data-Driven Windows Applications.

Chapter 6: Building Data-Driven Web Applications.

Chapter 7: The Business Tier.

Part II: Windows Forms Projects.

Chapter 8: Developing Windows Forms.

Chapter 9: Programming Windows Forms Controls.

Chapter 10: Multithreading.

Chapter 11: Debugging and Deploying .NET Applications.

Part III: Custom Components.

Chapter 12: Authoring Custom Components.

Chapter 13: Building Custom Windows Controls.

Chapter 14: Building Windows Services.

Part IV: Developing for the Web.

Chapter 15: Developing Web Applications with ASP.NET.

Chapter 16: Programming Web Forms.

Chapter 17: Internet Programming.

Chapter 18: The Data-Bound Web Controls.

Chapter 19: Using XML and Visual Basic .NET.

Chapter 20: Creating XML Web Services.

Chapter 21: Securing Applications in ASP.NET.

Chapter 22: Targeting Mobile Devices.

Appendix: Getting Started with SQL Server 2000.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2004


    This book has many examples that don't work. The authors don't bother to tell you in their programs which packages you need to import, so you have to do a lot of research yourself, which defeats the point of the book. Also, there are a lot of variables created in the examples that don't point to anything and don't work because they are not validly declared. If 0 stars was available on this site, I would rate it as such.

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