Beginning VB.Net

Beginning VB.Net


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Beginning VB.Net by Jonathan Crossland, Richard Blair, Thearon Willis, Richard Blair

Visual Basic .NET is the latest version of the most widely used programming language in the world, popular with professional developers and complete beginners alike. This book will teach you Visual Basic .NET from first principles. You'll quickly and easily learn how to write Visual Basic .NET code and create attractive windows and forms for the users of your applications. To get you started on the road to professional development you'll also learn about object-oriented programming, creating your own controls, working with databases, creating menus, and working with graphics.

This book is written in the proven Wrox beginning style with clear explanations and plenty of code samples. Every new concept is explained thoroughly with Try It Out! examples and there are end-of-chapter questions to test yourself.

This book covers:

  • Installing Visual Basic .NET
  • How to write Visual Basic .NET code
  • What the .NET Framework is and why it's important
  • Controlling the flow through your application with loops and branching structures
  • Creating useful windows and screens
  • Creating your own menus
  • A complete introduction to object-oriented programming
  • Working with graphics
  • Creating your own controls
  • Accessing databases with ADO.NET
  • Creating applications for the web

    This book is aimed at readers who wish to learn to program using Visual Basic .NET. It assumes you have no prior experience of programming, but moves at a fast enough pace to be interesting if you have programmed in another language.

    Author Biography: After working with Wrox Press on a number of projects since 1999, Matthew Reynolds is now an in-house author for Wrox, writing about and working with virtually all aspects of Microsoft.NET. He's also a regular contributor to Wrox's ASPToday, C#Today and Web Services Architect. He can be reached on

    Jonathan Crossland is co-author of "Professional Windows DNA" and a Systems Component Architect for Makoot Ltd. First acting as a promoter for the company and now MD, Jonathan spends a great number of hours with his team promoting web services. Jonathan has worked in the industry for just over 7 years, and works with VB.NET, C#, XML, VB6 and other related technologies.

    Richard Blair is an MCSD and member of the Al and Dave fan club. He is currently working as a Consultant specializing in Web development. Rich has used Visual Basic since the Version 2.0 beta, and has been very happy to witness the changes the language has gone through. He has also co-authored Professional ASP XML and Professional VB.NET; both published by Wrox Press Ltd.

    Thearon Willis currently works as a senior consultant and develops Intranet applications using ASP, DHTML, XML, JavaScript, VBScript, VB COM components, and SQL Server.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781861004963
    Publisher: Wrox Press, Inc.
    Publication date: 10/01/2001
    Pages: 844
    Product dimensions: 8.08(w) x 7.94(h) x 1.32(d)

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    Beginning VB.Net 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I've developed in VB 4,5,6 using mainly Access DB. I wanted to learn VB.NET and wanted support for Access and maybe SQL Server. So I need an intermediate book that would get me kick started with VB.NET. I found this book too basic and not enough info on DB topics. After purchasing my third VB.Net book I found a good one. If you have the same need as I have, I recommend you get Visual Basic.NET Black Book. It is very well organized with the right depth.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I thought this was a great book. It really helped me to understand the basic changes from VB 6. But, even though the book is aimed at true beginners to programming, it tends to gloss over the core concepts and use of functions, variables, etc... If you have read another beginning VB book, or another beginning programming book, you will be happy with this one. If you are coming from VB 6, but are not a professional programmer (hobbyist), you will love Beginning VB.NET!