This core Visual Basic .NET book has been a favorite of developers ever since the 1st edition came out in 2002. So you can be sure that this 6th edition will deliver the professional skills you're looking for. To be specific:
• It's a self-paced book that shows you how to use Visual Studio 2015, VB 2015, and the .NET 4.6 classes to develop Windows Forms applications...whether you're new to programming or not.
• It's a data programming book that shows you how to create professional database applications using data sources, ADO.NET code, and the Entity Framework, as well as how to use LINQ to query data structures, from collections to arrays to datasets.
• It's an object-oriented book that shows you how to use business classes, inheritance, and interfaces the way they're used in the real world.
When you're done, you'll be able to develop 3-tiered, object-oriented Windows Forms applications the way the best professionals do. And you'll have the core VB and Visual Studio skills that you need to develop any VB application...whether for Windows, the web, or mobile devices.
|Publisher:||Murach, Mike & Associates, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)|
About the Author
With over 30 years as a technical author, Anne Boehm obviously loves computing and writing. Since she first started with Murach Books in 1981, she has displayed a gift for organizing complex material and making it easy to understand. Over the years, she has programmed and written about a wide range of subjects, from enterprise programming to user tools like Microsoft Excel to .NET programming to Web design and development. Pick up any of her titles to see her skill as a technical writer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book, but the first time I ordered it, the last 2 chapters were missing along with the appendixes. So Barnes and Noble sent me another one and again the same things were missing from the book. Am I missing something regarding this book, but overall what came with the book is very informative.
As an experienced programmer but new to Visual Basic, I consider this to be an excellent training resource and reference. It uses a topic-based approach that brings related concepts and functions together. Throughout the book, you’ll find descriptions of a topic on the left page, then on the right page you’ll find bullet-point summaries, screen shots, syntax and examples of code from actual applications. It’s self-paced and includes excellent training exercises.
If you're looking for a big, meaty introduction to Visual Basic, then this book may be the one for you. It assumes you haven’t programmed before and leads you through all of the basic topics in reasonable depth. Topics such as the IDE, working with variables, creating classes (with properties, methods, and events), basic database programming, XML, LINQ, and deployment. Of course even at roughly 900 pages, the book doesn’t cover everything. It doesn’t explain phone or tablet programming, working with touch screens, web programming, WPF, or advanced database programming, all of which are important topics in today’s programming ecosystem. There’s just no room to fit everything into a book even this big. After you finish the book and master the basics, then you can decide which of the more advanced topics to pursue. The book also doesn’t explain how to install Visual Studio, but Microsoft changes that every few months so the information wouldn’t stay current anyway. Go to https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/ and grab the Community Edition. The book’s screen shots use Visual Studio Professional Edition, but there’s little if anything in it that you can’t do with the free Community Edition, so start with that. If you haven’t programmed before, or if you’ve worked your way through an “Idiot’s” or “Dummies” level book and are read for more depth, this book will keep you busy for quite a while. After you work your way through it and build good foundation in Visual Basic programming, you’ll be ready to focus on more specialized advanced topics.