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Programming Visual Basic 2005

Programming Visual Basic 2005

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By (author) Jesse Liberty

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 568 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 232mm x 26mm | 835g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 0596009496
  • ISBN 13: 9780596009496
  • Edition statement: 2005 ed.
  • Sales rank: 1,291,900

Product description

This newest programming guide by best-selling author Jesse Liberty isn't your typical Visual Basic book. It's not a primer on the language, and it won't dull your brain with arguments hyping .NET either. Its goal, rather, is to make you immediately productive, creating Windows and Web applications using Visual Basic and its associated tools. Written for experienced Visual Basic programmers (from either a VB6 or VB .NET background), the book shows how Visual Basic 2005 can be used to rapidly build modern web applications and new "Smart Client" applications, which combine the power of individual computers with network data resources to deliver a rich interactive experience. You'll also learn the details of building robust object-oriented applications, and a host of especially dangerous pitfalls to avoid when programming with Visual Basic 2005. What makes this book different is what's not included. There's no introduction to Visual Basic, no explanation of how it fits into the .NET world. Why waste time reading about something you'll learn for yourself as soon as you start creating applications? You won't even write a "Hello World" program. With Jesse Liberty, you'll get started building something useful. The book is divided into three separate parts - Building Windows Applications, Building Web Applications, and Programming with Visual Basic - each of which could be a book on its own. The author shares his thorough understanding of the subject matter through lucid explanations and intelligently designed lessons that guide you to increasing levels of expertise. By the time you've finished the book, you'll know how to program with VB 2005. Jesse Liberty's books have successfully guided thousands of programmers into the world of .NET programming, and "Programming Visual Basic 2005" will be no exception. This book is sure to become a key component in the libraries of .NET developers.

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Jesse Liberty is the best selling author of Programming ASP.NET, Programming C#, and a dozen other books on web and object oriented programming. He is president of Liberty Associates, Inc., where he provides contract programming, consulting and on-site training in ASP.NET, C#, C++ and related topics. Jesse has been a Distinguished Software Engineer at AT&T and Vice President for technology development at CitiBank.

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"Beim ersten Durchblättern des Buches bleibt der Blick gleich am Kapitel Cool Controls hängen. Ein Blick in diese Seiten zeigt einige Beispiele, die das Leben eines Programmierers nicht unbedingt einfacher, aber interessanter machen. [...] Der komplette Text ist mit nützlichen Tipps gespickt, die Unterschiede zwischen den Versionen VB 6, VB.NET 1.x und VB 2005 aufzeigen. [...] Gesamtnote: sehr gut" - dotnetpro, Ausgabe 1/2006

Table of contents

Preface Part I. Building Windows Applications 1. Design and First Forms The Requirements Getting Started Creating the Customer Detail Page Summary 2. Data Access Adding Data to the Customer Page Using the Details View to Create the Detail Form Modify the Display with Events 3. Cool Controls Adding a Menu and Toolbar Displaying Web Documents Masked Text Box Printing a Document Copying Files Using Tree Views 4. Custom Controls Custom Controls Design Building the Controls Using the Custom Controls 5. GDI+ and Drawing The Graphics Class Implementing the Control 6. Mice and Fonts Click the Mouse 7. Legacy COM Controls Importing ActiveX Controls Importing COM Components Part II. Building Web Applications 8. Web Application, Design, and First Forms Understanding Web Forms Getting Started Adding Controls State Lifecycle Directives 9. Validation Controls The RequiredFieldValidator Client-Side Evaluation The Summary Validator The Compare Validator Range Checking Regular Expressions Custom Validation Validation Groups 10. Master Pages and Navigation Creating Master Pages Navigation 11. Web Data Access Getting Data from a Database Multiuser Updates The DataList Control 12. Personalization Implementing Forms-Based Security Add Roles to ASP.NET Accounts Create Personalized Web Sites Personalize with Complex Types Anonymous Personalization Themes and Skins Web Parts Enabling Editing and Layout Changes 13. Custom Controls User Controls Custom Controls 14. Web Services Platform Independence How Web Services Work Creating a Web Service WebMethod Properties Testing Your Web Service Writing the Client Part III. Programming with Visual Basic 2005 15. Visual Studio 2005 Start Page Projects and Solutions The Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Building and Running 16. Visual Basic 2005 Fundamentals Types Variables Whitespace Statements Branching Iteration Statements Operators 17. Using Collections and Generics Arrays Generics Queues Stacks Dictionaries 18. Object-Oriented Visual Basic 2005 Defining Classes Instantiating Objects Scope The Heap Access Modifiers Method Arguments Constructors Initializers Copy Constructors Using Shared Members Destroying Objects Overloading Methods and Constructors Encapsulating Data with Properties Specialization and Generalization Inheritance Polymorphism Abstract Classes The Root of All Classes: Object Boxing and Unboxing Types Interfaces Interfaces Versus Abstract Base Classes Defining an Interface Implementing an Interface Index