Get on the fast track to professional application development with Visual Basic .NET 2003. This practical, hands-on tutorial expertly guides you through the fundamentals—using step-by-step exercises, code samples, optimization tips, and real-world advice to accelerate your productivity. Work at your own pace, learning core programming skills by selecting just the chapters and lessons you need. Upgrade your Visual Basic 6 applications quickly with the help of “Upgrade Notes” sidebars, a special upgrading index, and insights into the enhanced Visual Basic .NET Upgrade Wizard. It’s everything you need to start creating .NET-connected software now!
Discover how to:
- Create a compelling user interface with Toolbox controls, menus, and dialog boxes
- Use methods in the .NET Framework 1.1 class libraries
- Utilize the new debugging tools and structured error handlers to build robust code
- Manage data in your programs using collections, arrays, and string processing techniques
- Automate Microsoft Office applications and manage processes
- Manage Windows Forms and create graphics and animation effects
- Use inheritance and other new object-oriented programming capabilities
- Write custom code for printers and dialog boxes for printing
- Manage Access databases and create custom database applications with Microsoft ADO.NET
- Display HTML documents using Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Use Web Forms to build Internet interfaces
- Deploy Visual Basic .NET applications
- Port Visual Basic 6 programs to Visual Basic .NET
- Code examples in Visual Basic .NET 2003
- All the book’s practice files
- Fully searchable eBook
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
|Series:||Microsoft Step by Step Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.34(w) x 8.86(h) x 1.76(d)|
About the Author
Michael Halvorson is the author or co-author of twenty computer books, including Microsoft Office XP Inside Out, Visual Basic 6 Professional Step By Step, Learn Microsoft Visual Basic 6 Now, Running Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Edition, and Microsoft Word 97/Visual Basic Step by Step. Michael earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and master’s and doctoral degrees in History from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He was employed at Microsoft Corporation as a technical editor, acquisitions editor, and localization manager from 1985 to 1993. Michael currently spends his time developing innovative software solutions for Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, and teaching European history courses at colleges in the Pacific Northwest.