Murach's Visual Basic 2015

Murach's Visual Basic 2015

by Anne Boehm


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ISBN-13: 9781890774981
Publisher: Murach, Mike & Associates, Inc.
Publication date: 11/14/2016
Pages: 906
Sales rank: 317,956
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.

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Murach's Visual Basic 2015 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
RodS More than 1 year ago
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 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.