Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step

Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step

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Teach yourself the fundamentals of working with Visual Basic 2008-one step at a time. With STEP BY STEP, you work at your own pace through hands-on, learn-by-doing exercises. Whether you're a beginning programmer or new to this specific language, you'll understand the core capabilities and fundamental techniques for Visual Basic 2008-and rapidly build robust, elegant applications. Each chapter puts you to work, showing you how, when, and why to use the latest features of Visual Basic-guiding you each step of the way as you create actual components and working applications for Windows. You'll also explore data management and Web-based development topics. PLUS-get practice files with sample code and data sets on the companion CD. For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.

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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 576 pages
  • 184 x 226 x 36mm | 1,138.51g
  • Microsoft Press,U.S.
  • Redmond, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • figures
  • 0735625379
  • 9780735625372
  • 269,472

About Michael Halvorson

Michael Halvorson has written more than 30 books, including the popular Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step, Microsoft Office XP Inside Out, and Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Step by Step. A former Visual Basic localization manager at Microsoft, Michael is a professor at Pacific Lutheran University.

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Table of contents

Part 1: Getting started with Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 1 Exploring the Visual Studio integrated Development Environment 2 Writing Your First Program 3 Working with Toolbox Controls 4 Working with menus, toolbars, and dialog boxes Part 2: Programming Fundamentals 5 Visual Basic Variables and Formulas, and the .NET Framework 6 Using Detection Structures 7 Using Loops and Timers 8 Debugging Visual Basic programs 9 Trapping Errors by Using Structured Error Handling 10 Creating Modules and Procedures 11 Using Arrays to Manage Numeric and String Data 12 Working with Collections and the System.Collections Namespace 13 Exploring Text Files and String Processing Part 3: Designing the User Interface 14 Managing Windows Forms and Controls at Run Time 15 Adding Graphics and Animation Effects 16 Inheriting Forms and Creating Base Classes 17 Working with Printers Part 4: Database and Web Programming 18 Getting Started with ADO.NET 19 Data presentation using the DataGridView Control 20 Creating Web sites and web pages by using visual web developer and ASP.NET

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