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Visual Basic .NET Weekend Crash Course will have VB .NET would-be programmers coding in fifteen hours. Veteran author Richard Mansfield guides you through the Visual Basic .NET language and tools and enables you to create next-generation applications...
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Visual Basic .NET Weekend Crash Course will have VB .NET would-be programmers coding in fifteen hours. Veteran author Richard Mansfield guides you through the Visual Basic .NET language and tools and enables you to create next-generation applications for the Microsoft.NET Platform. People who want to learn Visual Basic .NET quickly and people who know 'traditional' Visual Basic benefit from Richard's expert coverage of topics that include: The new Visual Basic.NET IDE; Labels, Buttons, Boxes, and Dialogs; Images, Pictures, and Shapes; Procedures, Variables, and Scope; Comparison, Math, and Logical operators; Arrays, Looping, and Branching; Bug fixing; Designing, building, and accessing ADO+ databases; Classes and Objects.
PART I: Friday Evening.
Session 1: Introducing Visual Basic .NET.
Session 2: A Tour of the Editor.
Session 3: Talk to Your User: Creating an Interface.
Session 4: Writing Your First Code.
Friday Evening Part Review.
PART II: Saturday Morning.
Session 5: Fleshing Out Your First Application.
Session 6: Easy Choices: RadioButtons, CheckBoxes, and Simple Dialogs.
Session 7: Working with TextBoxes and Their Properties.
Session 8: Labels, ListBoxes, and ComboBoxes.
Session 9: All About Graphics: Adding Pictures to Your Projects.
Session 10: Using the New Menu Editor.
Saturday Morning Part Review.
PART III: Saturday Afternoon.
Session 11: Talking to the User with Dialog Boxes.
Session 12: Using the Dialog Controls.
Session 13: Making the Most of Procedures.
Session 14: Understanding Variables and Scope.
Session 15: Understanding VB .NET's Built-In Functions.
Session 16: The Big Operators: Comparison, Math, and Logical.
Saturday Afternoon Part Review.
PART IV: Saturday Evening.
Session 17: Arrays and Looping.
Session 18: Making Decisions (Branching).
Session 19: Using Timers and Object Collections.
Session 20: Tracking Down Bugs (and Smashing Them Dead).
Saturday Evening Part Review.
PART V: Sunday Morning.
Session 21: Building a User Interface.
Session 22: Creating a Primary Form.
Session 23: Creating DataSets.
Session 24: Continuing Your DataSet Project.
Session 25: Completing the Personal Database Manager.
Session 26: Working with Database Wizards.
Sunday Morning Part Review.
PART VI: Sunday Afternoon.
Session 27: Attaching a Database to a Web Page.
Session 28: All About ASP.NET: Internet Conversion.
Session 29: WebForms: Writing VB .NET Applications that Run on the Internet.
Session 30: Understanding Classes and Objects.
Sunday Afternoon Part Review.
Appendix A: Answers to Part Reviews.
Appendix B: What's on the CD-ROM.
Hungry Minds, Inc. End-User License Agreement.
Posted June 19, 2002
While I like the author's style and humor, the example code that he has you enter is syntactically wrong in some places, (probably because he wrote it based upon the Beta version of VB.NET) and programatically wrong in at least one other place.(Session 6) To make his example work, you would have to practice poor programming habits.<p> Fortunately for me, I had the resources of an experienced VB programmer to review this code and tell me that it was wrong. Otherwise I would have thought that I possibly had done something and been very frustrated.<p> Additionally the publisher, Hungry Minds, has been absorbed by Wiley Publishing. While I have nothing bad to say about Wiley, they have removed all the content from Hungry Mind's website and offer no support for the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.